2009-08-03 15:57:18.75

Lucky Numbers Lead Kansas City Man to Show Me Cash Jackpot

Story Photo audio icon A Kansas City man was "very surprised" when he checked his Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash numbers online from the July 20 drawing and discovered he was $149,260 richer.  Sheldon Booker, 47, purchased the winning ticket at Marsh’s Sun Fresh, 4001 Mill St. in Kansas City, the day of the drawing.

"I had won $1 earlier from a previous drawing, and so I went back after work (to buy another ticket)," he noted.  "I was glad I did!" 

According to the first-time Lottery winner, he had been "playing the same numbers for awhile."  "They’re (numbers) a combination of my three brothers and my mother’s birthdays," he explained.

The majority of the winnings will go into his retirement fund, and the rest will be available to "help family members if needed."

When asked about advice for fellow Lottery players, the Westlake Hardware employee said "it takes time, but it’s possible to win."

"Find numbers you’re comfortable with, and keep playing them and hopefully luck will come around," he said.  "That’s what I did!"

The winning numbers from the July 20 Show Me Cash drawing were:  17, 21, 24, 29 and 33. 

Show Me Cash offers a rolling jackpot starting at $50,000, which increases by at least $5,000 at each drawing.  Booker was the 48th Show Me Cash jackpot winner since the game began on Sept. 8.  Since Show Me Cash began, more than $5.9 million has been awarded to players. 

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