August 6, 2010
St. Louis Man Turns $1 Lottery Ticket into $55,000 Prize
It costs $1 to play the Missouri Lottery’s Show Me Cash game and have a chance to win. Stephen Polk of St. Louis is proof that dreams can come true. Polk, 55, tried his luck by purchasing a $1 Quick Pick ticket from the July 27 drawing. He ended up matching all five numbers: 2, 7, 21, 25 and 38, a feat that earned him the $55,000 jackpot. Polk purchased the winning ticket at QuikTrip, 10793 Page Ave., in St. Louis.
Show Me Cash
offers a rolling jackpot starting at $50,000, which increases by at least $5,000 at each drawing. Polk was the 103rd Show Me Cash jackpot winner since the game began on Sept. 8, 2008. To date, more than $13.7 million has been awarded in jackpot prizes.