July 28, 2016

Overland Winner Likes 'Small' Jackpots Just Fine

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A lot of Lottery players set their sights only on multi-million-dollar jackpot prizes, but a Missouri Lottery player who recently claimed a $176,000 Show Me Cash jackpot is more than happy with her win. Barbara Weiss, 81, held the sole winning ticket, matching all five numbers drawn – 2, 10, 16, 22 and 35 –on July 19.

“I always said I don’t want to win the really big stuff and have to figure all that out,” she explained. “But I want to win Show Me Cash because I can handle that. It’s enough to live comfortably.”

Weiss has played the same set of five numbers since the game began. Her hand-picked numbers are a nod to both her birthday and that of her daughter.

“Every night at 9:30 p.m., I call,” she said, referring to the lottery’s winning numbers hotline. “I was writing the numbers down… It was 2 and 10… and, ‘Oh, I won a ticket.’ Then 16... and ‘Oh, I won $10.’ Then 22… and, ‘Ooooh, I won $250.’ Then it said 35… and I screamed.”

Though she knew her lucky numbers by heart, Weiss wasn’t quite sure she could trust her ears.

“I was so surprised and so disbelieving that I called right back, and then I got up and called again this morning,” she laughed.

Weiss plans to pay off “a couple of pretty good-sized bills” and then put some of her winnings into savings. She also teased that she’s looking forward to a future shopping trip, where she will “go to the grocery store, for once, and not even look at what’s on sale.”

Weiss purchased her ticket at O’Malley’s Market, 9820 Lackland Road, in Overland. The win marks the 415th winning Show Me Cash jackpot ticket since the game began in 2008. Show Me Cash is a $1 daily Draw Game with a jackpot that starts at $50,000 and grows until someone wins. So far in 2016, there have been 29 winning jackpot tickets with an average prize of $167,931.


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