2012-03-20 23:07:56.777

Insurance Agent Claims $199,000 Lottery Prize

Story Photo audio icon Insurance agent Jerry Cobb is in the business of helping others file claims. However, it was the 61-year-old Ozark man who was completing a claim form for $199,000 in mid-March. Cobb used Quick Pick to match all five numbers drawn in the Missouri Lottery’s Show Me Cash drawing on March 15.

Cobb plans to use the windfall to “pay off my bills.” With what’s left, the cattle owner intends to buy a “hydraulic spike for my pickup, so I can carry round bales.”

“It’s just going to relieve a lot of financial stress,” Cobb shared.

As for advice for fellow Lottery players, he said, “You can’t win, if you don’t play.”

The first-time Show Me Cash winner bought his winning ticket at Plaza Gas, 640 E. South St., in Ozark. The winning numbers from the drawing on March 15 were:  7, 16, 21, 22 and 26.

Show Me Cash offers a rolling jackpot starting at $50,000, which increases by at least $5,000 at each drawing.

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