A trip over the Arkansas state line into Missouri turned out to be a $50,000 payday for Keith Weissenborn of Gamaliel, Ark. The ticket he purchased for the Jan. 18 Show Me Cash drawing matched all five numbers to claim the jackpot prize.
“We go there two times a week for Lottery tickets and gas,” Weissenborn shared, referring to Evans Kwik Stop, Highway 101, in Bakersfield.
It all seemed rather routine to the concrete finisher until he received a phone call from his wife the day after the drawing.
“She called me up at work and said she wanted to talk,” he said. “I knew something was up because she never calls me at work.”
He was right, as his wife shared her belief that they had won a $50,000 jackpot prize.
“She was shaking like a leaf when she showed it to me,” he teased. “She had me double-check it, and it made her day and mine, too.”
Weissenborn used Quick Pick to select his winning numbers. They were: 16, 17, 19, 23 and 24.
Show Me Cash offers a rolling jackpot that starts at $50,000 and increases by at least $5,000 each drawing. Weissenborn was the 71st Show Me Cash jackpot winner since the game began Sept. 8, 2008.
To hear winning numbers on the Missouri Lottery hot line, players may call (417) 888-4271. In addition, winning numbers are posted at Molottery.com and can also be found by subscribing to the Lottery’s free daily or twice-weekly e-mail newsletter or by checking local newspapers, radio and television stations.