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August 26, 2013

Text Message Reveals $275,000 Lottery Prize

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Adriane Harmon of St. Louis is accustomed to receiving text messages of winning numbers from the Missouri Lottery. As a frequent Show Me Cash player and a member of the My Lottery® Players Club, she routinely checks the numbers in her text messages against recent purchases. On Aug. 19, her message included something it never had before:  all five numbers listed on her ticket.

Harmon’s $1 Quick Pick ticket matched all the numbers drawn that evening, scoring the game’s jackpot prize, which had grown to $275,000.

“I saw the numbers were the same, and I just started thanking God,” she said, laughing as she shared that her mother and sisters weren’t sure if they could believe her when she first told them the news. “They had to see it for themselves.”

She said new housing is probably in her future, as well as “some shopping and just being happy.”

Harmon purchased her winning ticket at Pete’s Shur Sav Market, 1301 Union Blvd., in St. Louis. The store will receive a $500 bonus for selling the jackpot ticket.

Show Me Cash is a daily Draw Game with jackpots that start at $50,000 and grow until someone wins. So far in 2013, there have been 35 Show Me Cash jackpot winning tickets – with an average prize of $183,714.

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