2016-01-15 16:47:20.897

Rocky Mount Bartender Gets $439,000 Tip

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Sherri Miles of Rocky Mount spends her summers at Kay’s Restaurant in Osage Beach and winters at Fuzzy’s Bar & Grill in Eldon. She said Club Keno is very popular at Fuzzy’s, and sometimes patrons will leave her a Missouri Lottery ticket as a tip. One of her customers tipped her with a Show Me Cash with EZ Match ticket on Jan. 6, which turned out to be the winning jackpot ticket that night. She won $439,000.

“Some people leave you tickets for tips. ‘Here you go, good luck!’” she began. “Yesterday morning, I got up, took the dog out like I always do. I pull up the Lottery on my phone, and I’m looking. I’m like, ‘No, way. No, way.’ I rubbed my eyes and cleaned my glasses, and it didn’t change.”

She called her boyfriend into the kitchen to confirm what she was seeing. He concurred – Miles had won the 388th Show Me Cash jackpot awarded in the game since 2008.

She plans to keep working at the restaurants. Miles said she would use the money to pay off and remodel her home.

“I’ll be debt-free, I hope,” she declared.

She said that she didn’t know who tipped her the ticket, but if she finds out, she’ll buy them a cocktail. She’ll keep playing the Lottery on occasion and welcomes those tips. 

“It can really happen,” said Miles.

Show Me Cash is a daily Draw Game with jackpots that start at $50,000 and grow until someone wins. In the last 12 months, 46 Show Me Cash jackpots have been awarded for an average amount of $176,000.

Fuzzy’s Bar & Grill received a $500 bonus for selling the wining jackpot ticket.


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