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September 9, 2011

Jefferson City Woman Wins 'Super Great' Grand Prize

Story Photo audio icon Janet Spicer bought a Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash ticket with EZ Match during the “Super Great Tailgate” promotion. She’s a regular Show Me Cash player, but she was happy about the Bonus Raffle ticket that she got with her purchase, giving her the chance to win a tailgate package that included money for tickets to a sporting event, folding chairs, a cooler and more. She never thought she would win the grand prize, which featured the choice of three different pickup trucks, valued at more than $35,000. So, she didn’t think much about it when she checked the ticket and was told she had to go to a Lottery office.
   
“I figured I won a barbecue grill,” said Spicer. 
   
She soon found out that she was grand-prize winner.
   
“I won a brand new truck? Oh, you’re kidding me!” exclaimed Spicer, after being told of her good fortune.
   
Spicer got her winning ticket at Bee Line Snack Shop, 2205 Southridge Drive, in Jefferson City. She later checked the ticket at the same store, but she was never clear about what she won. That led to her being shocked after learning that she was the grand-prize winner in the “Super Great Tailgate” promotion.
   
“I never thought in a million years that I would win a truck, or money, or whatever,” Spicer said in disbelief. “I never dreamed I would win anything like this, ever.” 
     
She opted for the cash prize of $25,000 taxes paid.

Spicer said, “I already have a car and a truck.”  Instead, she plans to use the prize money to pay bills and “fix up the house.”

It’s likely that she’ll keep playing the Lottery.

“What’s that they say? If you hit it once, you’ll hit it again,” she suggested. “But don’t spend your whole paycheck. Play reasonably.”
   
Show Me Cash began three years ago on Sept. 8, 2008. The daily Draw Game features a jackpot that starts at $50,000 and grows until someone wins. More than 150 jackpots have been awarded since the game began. For an extra dollar at the time of purchase, players can add EZ Match to their Show Me Cash ticket for a chance to win prizes instantly.

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