2015-09-29 10:32:58.353

Independence Woman Claims $50,000 Show Me Cash Jackpot

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Stating that it may be “her year,” an Independence woman has claimed a $50,000 Show Me Cash jackpot. Janice Gill, 65, has been playing the Missouri Lottery for years, but hasn’t won “big” until now. She claimed a $20,000 prize from a crossword Scratchers ticket back in March and became the 373rd Show Me Cash jackpot winner after the Sept. 22 drawing. Gill used her own numbers to pick the winning combination on a ticket she purchased at Hy-Vee, 4545 S. Noland Road, in Independence. The winning numbers were:  4, 10, 14, 23 and 25.

“Well, I use birthdays and stuff, and then I have a couple of lines where I let the machine pick the numbers,” began Gill. “I hit on my parents’ birthdays and the day my father died.”

She realized she was a winner after getting the official winning numbers text from the Lottery.

“I looked at my phone, and I didn’t believe my phone,” she recalled. “I went to the computer and looked it up. Then I started screaming from the computer, ‘Pat! Pat! Get in here. You’ve got to see this!’”

Both she and her husband are retired from the U.S. Postal Service. She said the money would be well used, just like the last big win.

“We took our grandkids on a real long trip,” she said. “We went to the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone Park. We took all four of our grandkids. I always told them, if I ever won any money, we would take them on a long trip, so we did.”

Gill added that they would “pay bills” and help finance a trip to see the Professional Bull Riding Championships in Las Vegas.
“So I told him, ‘We may not get another chance. We’re not getting any younger.’ So, we’re going this year, and now that I’ve won this money, it’s going to make it a lot easier for us to go.”

She’s not giving up on the Lottery.

“I won’t quit,” she declared. “We haven’t hit Powerball yet! Just keep at it. Sometimes it takes a while, but don’t give up!”

Show Me Cash is a daily Draw Game with jackpots that start at $50,000 and grow until someone wins. In the last year, 46 Show Me Cash jackpots have been awarded for an average amount of $183,000.


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