An Arkansas man plans to pay off debt with the $50,000 Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash jackpot prize he won Jan. 29. Mark Alan Tolle, 35, of Bella Vista, Ark., purchased his winning ticket at Don’s Stateline Store, 22176 U.S. Highway 71, in Pineville.
Coincidentally, Don’s Stateline also happens to be the Tolle’s family business.
“I didn’t even know we had sold a winner,” he said. “My sister didn’t tell me.”
His initial reaction upon checking his ticket a couple of days later at the store’s Check-A-Ticket machine was pure shock.
“I’m used to seeing $1 or $3 prizes,” he explained.
Tolle, who plays Show Me Cash “about one drawing a week,” said he was “very surprised and shocked” when he realized he matched all five numbers for the jackpot prize.
Show Me Cash offers a rolling jackpot that starts at $50,000 and increases by at least $5,000 at each daily drawing. Drawings are held each evening at 6:45 p.m.
Tolle was the 73rd Show Me Cash jackpot winner since the game began Sept. 8, 2008.