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March 26, 2014

Arkansas Man Wins $95,000 on Missouri Lottery Game

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A retired electrician from Lakeview, Ark., can start making some plans for his Missouri Lottery windfall after finding out his Show Me Cash ticket for March 21 was worth $95,000. Leo Zak, 83, said he goes to the Pioneer Store, 5244 S. State Highway 125, in Protem a couple times a week and buys Lottery tickets.

“I go there mostly for Lottery, but I also buy stuff for the guys that run the ferry,” he said.

Though Zak isn’t sure what he will do with the prize money, he teased that it was “better than a kick in the rear end.”

“I don’t know,” he said. “I’m going to have to play it by ear.”

Zak let the computer select his lucky numbers. They were:  1, 4, 13, 24 and 27.

Show Me Cash is a daily Draw Game with jackpots that start at $50,000 and grow by $5,000 each drawing until someone wins. In the past 12 months, 59 jackpot prizes have been awarded, with the average jackpot size of more than $146,000. Since the game began in 2008, more than $44 million has been awarded in jackpot prizes.

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