When David Lapin scanned his Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash ticket at Circle K, 1525 Caulks Hill Road in St. Charles, he admitted that he did a triple-take upon seeing the $55,762 prize amount. After the 56-year-old Rosebud man secured his ticket inside of his pocket, he drove to yet another gas station to check his numbers one more time before heading home to call his children with the news.
The jewelry sales associate has his two sons partly to thank for his win, because he used a combination of their birthdates and ages, as well as his date of birth, to select the winning numbers from the Feb. 16 drawing. The winning numbers were: 3, 6, 7, 13 and 30.
The first-time Lottery winner said he plans to put the windfall “in the bank.”
Show Me Cash offers a rolling jackpot starting at $50,000, which increases by at least $5,000 each drawing. Drawings occur daily at 8:59 p.m. Tickets cost $1 per play, and for an additional $1, players can add EZ Match for a chance to win up to $500 instantly.