2017-10-10 15:44:38.377

Lake St. Louis Resident Had 50-50 Shot At Winning Jackpot

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A winning Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash jackpot ticket worth $108,000 was sold at Dad’s Bottle Shop, 1401 Lake St. Louis Road, in Lake Saint Louis. Bradley Hayes happened to be one of only six Dad’s Bottle Shop customers who purchased a ticket for the Sept. 28 drawing.

“I go in there almost every day. He met me outside – the guy that runs Bottle Shop – and asked if I had my tickets with me,” said Hayes. “He said that they sold six (Show Me Cash) tickets for last night, and one of them was a winner. Evidently, four people (who bought tickets) had already been in, and it wasn’t theirs. I told him, ‘Don’t you mess with me right now, man.’”

After hearing his ticket was one of only two remaining tickets that could have matched all five numbers in the drawing, the Lake Saint Louis resident hurried inside to have his Quick Pick tickets checked. It was there that he learned he matched all five numbers in the drawing, which were: 13, 28, 29, 32 and 38.

“I bought the lady behind me all of her tickets. The guy in front of me, I bought all of his tickets,” laughed Hayes. 

While claiming his prize on Sept. 29, Hayes said the windfall couldn’t have come at a better time.

“I took about three months off (work) when my mom’s cancer got real bad. So I’ve been struggling. I got real behind on bills, car payments, rent and stuff like that. This is more than enough to make things right,” said Hayes.

Hayes said he enjoys playing an assortment of Missouri Lottery Draw Games on a weekly basis, but he limits himself to only spending $25 each week. In fact, while Hayes typically picks his own numbers, one of prior his Show Me Cash tickets won $4, which he used to purchase his winning Show Me Cash Quick Pick ticket.

Hayes said he always chooses Dad’s Bottle Shop, even if another retail location is more convenient, due to the comradery he has with the location’s owner, Robert. Dad’s Bottle Shop received a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Show Me Cash is a $1 per play daily Draw Game with jackpots starting at $50,000 that grow until won. Hayes is the winner of the 477th Show Me Cash jackpot since the Draw Game first began in 2008. So far in 2017, 38 Show Me Cash jackpots have been won with an average jackpot of more than $176,000. A list of unclaimed Draw Games prizes can be found here.

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