2010-01-15 16:56:14.027

Overland Woman Wins $317,744 in Show Me Cash

Story Photo audio icon Debbra Cook of Overland had a hard time sleeping after discovering that she held the winning ticket from Jan. 12 Show Me Cash drawing. 
"I kept thinking, ’Is this true?  This can’t be true,’" explained Cook. 
Cook, 45, watched the Missouri Lottery drawing on KTVI, Fox 2, in St. Louis.  Afterwards, she went to her computer to verify the winning numbers.  Cook knew that she was a winner, but her luck didn’t sink in right away. 
"I just kind of panicked," recalled Cook.  "I kept checking them over and over.  I didn’t believe it until I went to the Lottery office." 
Cook purchased the Quick Pick ticket at O’Malley’s Market, 9820 Lackland Rd., in Overland.  She claimed her $317,744 prize at the St. Louis regional Lottery office the following day. 
The win comes at a good time for Cook, who lost her husband to an extended illness in October.  She indicated that she would use some of the prize money to pay off her vehicle and pay down her mortgage, with plans to invest the rest.
Show Me Cash is a daily Numbers Game with jackpots that start at $50,000 and grow until someone wins.   This is the 68th jackpot awarded in this game, which replaced SHOW ME 5 Paydown in September of 2008.

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