MOLottery.com became a sight to behold for a St. Louis man, who entered his Show Me Cash numbers on the website to check for winning tickets. On the afternoon of April 4, Stephen Frederick casually went to his computer after a lunch break and was shocked to discover that he held the sole winning ticket from the previous night’s drawing, which paid out an impressive $396,000 jackpot prize.
“You really don’t think you’ll be the one, but I was,” he reflected. “This is unbelievable.”
Frederick made the lucky purchase at Traffic Oil, 7250 Lansdowne Ave., in Shrewsbury. The winning numbers for April 3 were: 8, 16, 21, 22 and 27. He used Quick Pick to allow the computer to randomly generate the numbers for him.
“I figured their numbers are as good as any other numbers,” he said.
That proved to be the case for Frederick, who plans to use the prize money to pay off his house and car. He also plans to “keep some money in the bank.”
Show Me Cash is a daily Draw Game with jackpots that start at $50,000 and grow until someone wins. Frederick’s win marks the 306th jackpot win since the game began in 2008. In the last year, there have been 60 winning Show Me Cash jackpots tickets – with an average prize of $150,325.