Jeremy Wilson of Camdenton describes himself as a regular Missouri Lottery player. When the new game $250K Triple Play debuted in February, Wilson switched from Show Me Cash to the new game because he thought it offered better odds. His theory is working out so far, as he won a $10,000 prize in the March 19 $250K Triple Play drawing.
“The second drawing, I played a card for five drawings,” began Wilson. “And then last night, I decided to purchase a single one for just for grins.”
The grins arrived when he found out he held a $10,000 winning ticket. He explained the method he used to pick his first four numbers, but the winning combination was a Quick Pick.
“I took the last six drawings, and then for the first column, I added them all together and divided by six. I did that all the way through. I thought it was a neat way of picking numbers,” he explained.
He added that he thought “anything that takes you out of your normal routine” of picking numbers “is a good thing.”
Players can pick their own numbers for the first game on a $250K Triple Play ticket for the $250,000 prize, but the next two games are always Quick Pick. Wilson’s match happened on the second game on the ticket, which brought him the $10,000 prize.
Wilson said he checked the ticket “four or five times” after discovering the win. He called his wife, Crystal, with the news, but she didn’t believe him.
“She called me a liar,” he recalled. “But she came around eventually.”
Wilson, 39, is the hiring manager for Cellular Connections. His wife runs a cleaning business. He said that the budget can get tough during the winter, so they use the summer to “make it up” to their children. Wilson indicated that they would pay bills and spend the windfall on their kids.
He’ll keep playing the Lottery. Wilson mentioned several jackpot games that he plays on a regular basis, but he spoke highly of the new game.
“I really like $250K Triple Play,” he said. “I think it has really good odds for a nice top prize. And of course, I’ve already won $10,000.”
$250K Triple Play is a new Draw Game that began in February. Tickets cost $2, and drawings are conducted on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Players pick four numbers out of a field of 60 for the chance to win $250,000. Each ticket also features three chances to win $10,000 and five chances to win $5,000.