Missouri Lottery News: Columbia Woman, Penny McNear, Wins $64,000 Jackpot

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Penny McNear stops at Moser’s Foods, 900 N. Keene St. in Columbia, almost every day for a donut or tea, and she usually buys a Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash ticket from the store’s vending machine while she’s there.  It’s become somewhat of a routine for the Columbia resident.  However, there was nothing routine about the results when she used a Check-A-Ticket machine to check her ticket from the Oct. 26 drawing, and it displayed a “Claim at Lottery” message.

“I asked the clerk to print out the winning numbers for me, and he said, ‘Do you want to know how much you won?”  McNear shared, relaying her shock at having the clerk inform her she’d won $64,000. “Things like this… You hear about them, but you don’t expect them to happen to you.”

McNear redeemed her winning ticket at Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City the following week.  “I just kept looking at it, and I kept looking at the numbers,” she said.

“This will be a little breather,” McNear continued, noting that her immediate plans include paying off her credit card and upgrading her current television.

The winning number combination on Oct. 26 was: 1, 11, 14, 29 and 37.

Show Me Cash is a $1 daily Draw Game with jackpots that start at $50,000 and grow until it is won.  McNear’s win marks the 40th time the Show Me Cash jackpot has been won in 2018, with an average jackpot prize of more than $186,000.  Tonight’s Show Me Cash jackpot is estimated at $139,000.

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