October 25, 2016

Crestwood Woman Mistakes $690,000 Show Me Cash Jackpot for $690

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Sandra Oppland was in total shock after she and the store clerk realized she had just won the Sept. 22 Show Me Cash jackpot worth $690,000.

“I checked my ticket using the scan machine, and it said, ‘Please see the cashier,’” said Oppland. “At first we both thought I had only won $690, which I was excited about. Then we looked again, and it said $690,000.”

Oppland, still stunned by her winnings, immediately drove to her sister’s house only about a block away from the Circle K, 9931 Watson Road, in Crestwood, where she purchased and checked her winning ticket.

“I don’t really remember that drive,” she said. “I just couldn’t believe it.”

After visiting with her sister, Oppland decided to make a copy of the ticket and put the original ticket in a safety deposit box. She then headed to see her husband, who was in the hospital at the time.

“I showed him the copy of the ticket,” said Oppland. “First, he smiled at me, and then he started crying.”

Fortunately, Oppland’s husband is now back home and the two are starting to make plans on what to do with their winnings. She says they plan to buy a brand new car and take a trip next spring.

“My husband told me, ‘You can pick out the car, and I’ll pick out the vacation,’” she said, still excited at the thought.
Oppland bought her winning ticket in September, but it wasn’t until a couple weeks later, Oct. 11, when she came to the regional St. Louis office to claim her winnings.

A daily in-state Draw Game, Show Me Cash jackpots start at $50,000 and grow until won. All past winning numbers and prizes paid for all Draw Games can be found at MOLottery.com.


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