An O’Fallon man is ushering in the holidays with a $354,412 Missouri Lottery prize after matching all five numbers in the Dec. 4 Show Me Cash drawing. Donald Pusateri purchased his winning ticket at Dierbergs Deer Creek, 2979 Highway K in O’Fallon, and claimed his prize at the Missouri Lottery’s St. Louis regional office on Dec. 10.
Show Me Cash offers a rolling jackpot that starts at $50,000 and increases by at least $5,000 at each daily drawing. Players select a set of five numbers between 1 and 39 or use the Quick Pick feature to allow the computer to randomly choose the numbers for them. Pusateri used Quick Pick to select his winning numbers: 3, 9, 12, 19 and 38. His ticket was the 64th Show Me Cash jackpot-winning ticket since the game began on Sept. 8, 2008.
The Missouri Lottery generates nearly $1 billion a year in sales and contributes more than $200 million annually to Missouri public education programs, including the A+ Scholarship Program, Special Education Excess Costs and Vocational Technical Schools. A complete list of programs funded is available at Molottery.com.