2009-09-14 15:21:48.353

Kansas City Woman's Favorite Numbers Deliver

Story Photo audio icon Persistence paid off for a Kansas City woman who won $3,125 on a Missouri Lottery Pick 4 Numbers Game.  Shirelle Anderson, 42, was "ecstatic" about the win, but she isn’t new to the idea of winning the Lottery.  

"Last year, I hit Pick 4 on numerous occasions," she said.  "I won close to almost $16,000."

Andersonhas a system for selecting the winning numbers, which has been working for the past 20 years.

"I use the same numbers," she began.  "I never change my numbers.  My Pick 4, I probably have about 10-15 different numbers that I use.  My Pick 3s, I have about five to 10 different numbers that I use.  I always play the same numbers consistently."

Anderson, who discovered a combination of her favorite numbers hit on Sat., Sept. 12, said she held her ticket "extremely tight" over the weekend while waiting for Lottery offices to open on Monday morning.

"I wouldn’t let it out of my eye sight," she added.

When asked about plans for the prize money, she noted that it would be going to "bills." 

In terms of advice for fellow Lottery players, she says to "stick with your same numbers."

"I can walk out the door and forget my ticket at home, but I can still just automatically write them down." 

Anderson said it would only be a matter of time until she made a trip back to a Lottery office to claim another prize. 

"I’m feeling it," she said.

Anderson purchased the winning ticket at QuikTrip, 9323 Highway 350 in Raytown.

"Pick 4" is 50 cents or $1 per play and has an average of 130 winners per draw.  Players can win from $30 to $6,000 on a $1 play by matching a wide variety of numbers and combinations.  Drawings are held daily at 12:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. 

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