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2014-09-05 15:50:10.743

St. Louis Postal Service Coworkers Split Show Me Cash Jackpot

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A longtime tradition for a group of St. Louis Postal Service employees has paid off in the form of a $254,000 Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash jackpot win. The group of 18 coworkers purchased their winning ticket from Gateway Newstand, 1820 Market St., in St. Louis. The colleagues used Quick Pick to correctly match all five numbers in the Aug. 22 drawing:  9, 18, 24, 29 and 33.
 
For years, a varying group of St. Louis Postal Service employees have used the same strategy to buy Lottery tickets after every payday:  each person contributes $5 to a pool, and one person uses the money to buy an assortment of Lottery Draw Games tickets using Quick Pick. Some coworkers have even remained loyal after their retirement by continuing to contribute their bi-weekly portion. The delighted jackpot recipients said this is by far the best they had ever performed.

Doris Davis, a representative from the group of winners, claimed their prize at the Lottery’s St. Louis office on Aug. 26. At the time, Davis was not certain how everyone involved would be spending their portion of the jackpot, but said that she’s heard talk of bills being paid and houses being repaired. When asked if she thought the group would continue their long-standing Lottery tradition, Davis confirmed the group’s dedication stating, “This won’t stop us from playing. We will be back for more tickets next payday.”
 
Show Me Cash” features a rolling jackpot starting at $50,000 that grows until someone wins. The St. Louis Postal Service group’s win marks the 325th Show Me Cash jackpot win since the Draw Game was introduced in 2008. To date, more than $48 million in prizes have been awarded in the game with an average jackpot of more than $149,000.

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