2014-11-20 14:16:25.147

Lucky Grandfather Wins $467,000 Jackpot

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A De Soto citizen was “white as a sheet” after realizing he had won the Missouri Lottery’s Nov. 11 Show Me Cash jackpot. Richard Whaley, 61, purchased his lucky ticket at Smokey’s Place, 2031 Rock Road Plaza, in De Soto and used Quick Pick to match all five numbers drawn:  7, 14, 16, 20 and 24.

The grandfather of four recounted his win while claiming his prize at the Lottery’s St. Louis regional office the following morning.

“I decided to call the hotline to see what the numbers were before I went to bed,” began Whaley.

After realizing that he had successfully matched all five numbers to win the jackpot, the husband shared the good news with his wife,

“I went and told my wife, and she said that I was as white as a sheet,” he laughed. “We were up all night; we couldn’t believe it.”

Whaley later admitted that his wife, Dorothy, did not believe their good fortune and had to call the hotline herself to verify the win.

This was not the first Lottery win for Whaley, either. Whaley had previously appeared on the Lottery’s “Fun and Fortune” television game show and won two prizes totaling more than $70,000.

“I just can’t believe all of this is going on,” confessed the humbled grandfather.

Aside from purchasing more Lottery tickets, Whaley and his wife are planning to pay off all of their debt and take a much needed vacation with their jackpot win.
Show Me Cash” is a daily Draw Game with a jackpot starting at $50,000 that grows until someone wins. Whaley’s $467,000 win marks the 333rd jackpot since Show Me Cash was introduced in 2008. In the past 12 months, 51 jackpots have been awarded with and average jackpot of more than $188,000. Track all Missouri Lottery Draw Game jackpot amounts and previous winning numbers at MOLottery.com.

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