November 8, 2011
Dittmer Woman Claims $225,000 Show Me Cash Jackpot
Pamela Imboden of Dittmer is a fan of the Missouri Lottery. She stops for tickets just about every day at U-Gas, 7005 Highway NN, in Cedar Hill. She bought a Quick Pick Show Me Cash ticket there for the Nov. 2 drawing, and discovered it was a $225,000 winner there the following day.
“I walked in the store and put it in the little thing on the wall (Check-A-Ticket machine),” began Imboden. “It said $225,000. I went, ‘No way.’”
The 55-year-old medical biller then had the clerk verify her good fortune. Since she’s a regular, she said there was a little celebration amongst the morning patrons.
“Of course, everyone in the store, you know, was hugging, congratulating. If I’d had more money in my pocket, I would have bought them all coffee,” she laughed.
Imboden explained that Show Me Cash is only part of her winning strategy.
“The odds are fantastic. I really like it,” she said about the game.
She also plays Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets. A few weeks ago, Imboden won $10,000 on a “$5,000,000 Cash Extravaganza” Scratchers ticket. The $20 ticket has been on sale since early last year but no one has claimed a top prize of $5 million.
“Those are the best ones to play,” Imboden explained, “because a lot of people give up on them.
“I play the numbers,” she said. “You go out on the website, and you see what big prizes are out there. A lot of people give up. They all go for the new ones.”
Imboden clearly has a strategy that is working, and she sticks to it “every day.”
“May take a while, but persistence pays off,” she said. “Trust me.”
Plans for the windfall include paying bills and taking care of her family.
“I always said, ‘If I ever won big money, I was going to take care of my family,’” Imboden declared. “That’s what I plan on doing. I have had some struggles the last five years, and everybody who helped me, I’m going to pay it forward.
“I am going to get myself a new car,” she added.
She summed up her experience as “awesome” and signed off with, “Hot diggity dog!”
The winning numbers for the Nov. 2 Show Me Cash drawing were: 6, 14, 28, 33 and 39. U-Gas Cedar Hill will receive a bonus equal to 1 percent of the jackpot amount for selling the winning ticket.
Show Me Cash
is a daily Draw Game with jackpots that start at $50,000 and grow until someone wins. Imboden claimed the 164th jackpot awarded in the game since it began in 2008.