February 8, 2012
Nixa Man Wins $65,000 Playing Show Me Cash
Robert Durbin of Nixa said he occasionally buys a Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash ticket and carries it around in his pocket for a few weeks. Luckily, he remembered to check a ticket he bought on Jan. 25 – a ticket worth $65,000. Durbin bought the Quick Pick ticket at Kum & Go, 402 Massey Blvd., in Nixa.
“I just stopped by Kum & Go one day and cashed in some others,” recalled Durbin. “With my winnings from them, I picked up this one. I only bought one ticket that time, and it was the winning ticket.”
Durbin matched all five Show Me Cash numbers on Jan. 25 to win the $65,000 jackpot. The winning numbers were: 1, 10, 17, 32 and 37. He found out he was the winner when he had a clerk at Kum & Go scan his ticket.
“He was pretty surprised,” said Durbin about the clerk who told him the news. “They had been looking for me. They knew they sold it, and they had been looking for who bought it. I was ‘confuzzled’ for a while.”
The 58-year-old Lowe’s delivery driver said he would pay bills with the windfall.
“Show Me Cash
” is a daily Draw Game that features jackpots that start at $50,000 and grow until someone wins. Durbin is the 180th jackpot winner since the game began in 2008. For an extra $1 at the time of purchase, players can add EZ Match to a Show Me Cash ticket to win prizes instantly.