Beginning March 6, Show Me Cash players hoping to score a jackpot prize can also win up to $500 on the spot, thanks to EZ Match – a new game feature that will allow players to win even before the evening drawing takes place.
For an additional $1 per Show Me Cash play, five EZ Match numbers will display at the bottom of each ticket. If any of those EZ Match numbers match the selected Show Me Cash numbers – whether they are hand-picked by the player or randomly selected using the Quick Pick option – players will instantly win the prize amount printed next to the EZ Match numbers they matched.
Ticket holders can then look for the winning Show Me Cash numbers after the nightly 8:59 drawing to see if they’ve also won the jackpot prize, which starts at $50,000 and continues to grow until someone wins it.
“It’s the best of both worlds,” according to Scott White, online product manager for the Missouri Lottery. “You get a chance at the big Show Me Cash jackpots, plus instant wins with EZ Match.”
To usher in the new game feature, the Lottery will also offer the “EZ Match D.I.Y. Dough” promotion from March 7 through April 3, offering great prizes to help players get ready for spring.
During the promotion, every time a player makes a Show Me Cash purchase with EZ Match, they’ll receive a “D.I.Y. Dough” Bonus Raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize in one of four drawings. Once a week, a drawing will occur among all Bonus Raffle numbers issued that week. In total, eight $5,000 gift cards to the winners’ choice of Lowe’s® or The Home Depot® will be awarded as grand prizes. Thirty-two $1,000 gift cards will also be awarded to first-prize winners, and 400 second-prize winners will receive $100 cash.