$174,000 Show Me Cash winner sold in Villa Ridge, Missouri

VILLA RIDGE, Mo. — A man’s decision to buy a Show Me Cash ticket at a Villa Ridge convenience store ahead of a recent draw turned out to be quite successful — six fruit figures.

The Quick Pick ticket was sold at the Wayside Route 66 Deli on Highway 100 for the July 29 draw.

The player suspected that he had won a large sum of money when he returned to the convenience store to check his ticket.

“I went back and checked the ticket at the store,” he said. “And it said ‘Claim at the Lottery Office,’ so I knew it had to be a big winner.”

He went home to check his ticket at MOLoterie.comand learned that it matched the five numbers drawn that night: 14, 18, 23, 36 and 38.

The July 29 draw jackpot was $348,000. Another ticket, sold at Kum & Go on W. Battlefield Street in Springfield, also matched all five winning numbers, meaning both players split the jackpot.

The player said he had just bought a new truck and would use his winnings to pay it back.

The Show Me Cash draw takes place daily at 8:59 p.m. The jackpots for this game start at $50,000 and increase until there is a winner. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 575,757.