A sizeable Missouri Lottery win made the dream of one St. Louis resident a reality. On June 30, Donna Thomas, 62, bought a handful of Lottery tickets at United Mart Conoco, 949 Chambers Road in St. Louis, while running her daily errands. The one Show Me Cash ticket she purchased turned out to be worth a whopping $166,000. Thomas used Quick Pick to match the winning numbers for the June 30 drawing: 13, 22, 25, 27 and 36.
Thomas, a nurse, went about her various daily activities and even took an early evening nap before she realized her big win.
“I woke up and checked my numbers,” said Thomas. “I was in complete shock. I handed the ticket to my son so he could check it as well. We exchanged the ticket a few times before we believed that it was a winner,” Thomas joked.
The win still has not fully sunk in for Thomas. She has yet to make any definite plans for her prize money, but she would like to fulfill a longtime dream of embarking on a road trip across the United States.
Show Me Cash is a daily Draw Game with jackpots starting at $50,000 that grows by $5,000 each drawing until someone wins. Thomas was the 317th jackpot winner since the game began in 2008. To date, more than $47 million has been awarded in prizes.