July 11, 2016

Show Me Cash Pays Out $65,000 for Jefferson City Man

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A love for one of the Missouri Lottery’s daily Draw Games – Show Me Cash – has earned Mark Knernschield of Jefferson City a $65,000 prize.

“I try to play Show Me Cash every day,” began Knernschield while claiming his prize on July 6. “I like that it’s only available in Missouri and that the jackpot grows each day.”

Knernschield, 49, has a set of his own lucky numbers that he likes to use when playing Show Me Cash, but he used Quick Pick to have the computer choose his winning numbers for the June 25 drawing, which were:  5, 19, 21, 27 and 35.

“I had a stack of tickets in my truck from last week that I needed to have checked. When I saw the ‘See Lottery’ message, I got pretty excited,” continued the winner.

While claiming his $65,000 prize, Knernschield, who works in merchandising, disclosed that he tried to share the good news of the win with his wife who was currently on vacation, but he didn’t exactly receive the reaction he was expecting.

“I sent her a text of the ticket saying that I had won, but I haven’t heard anything back from her. I don’t know if she believes me or not,” said Knernschield.

Once he convinces his wife of the newly won prize, Knernschield plans to pay some bills, while devoting a majority of the windfall to his three sons’ college educations.

Knernschield purchased his winning ticket from Stadium Phillips 66, 718 W. Stadium Blvd. in Jefferson City, which received a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Drawn daily, Show Me Cash offers a rolling jackpot that starts at $50,000 that grows until won. Knernschield is the 412th Missouri Lottery player to win a Show Me Cash jackpot since the game was introduced in 2008. In the past 12 months alone, a total of 50 jackpots have been awarded for an average amount of more than $164,000.


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