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February 11, 2013

Lottery Win Allows Player to Drive Off Debt

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Joanie Haynes of St. Joseph said, “It didn’t seem real,” when she checked her Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash ticket at Pacific Quick Stop, 2018 S. Belt Highway in St. Joseph, and realized she’d won $108,000. The 36-year-old hairdresser revealed that she scanned her Quick Pick ticket “three or four times” before heading home, where she looked up the Feb. 5 winning numbers several more times on the Lottery’s website.

“It was a little overwhelming,” she said, adding that she knew instantly how she’d use the prize money.

“We have three vehicles – mine, my husband’s and a daughter who’s getting ready to move away,” Haynes began. “We’re going to pay her car off, and we’re going to pay off ours.”  

With whatever is left, Haynes and her husband, Steven, intend to help their recently married daughter purchase new furniture.

Haynes was one of two ticketholders who matched all five numbers drawn on Feb. 5.  Each winner collected $108,000, which was half of the advertised jackpot of $216,000. The winning numbers were:  11, 14, 23, 32 and 34.

Show Me Cash offers a rolling jackpot starting at $50,000 that increases by at least $5,000 at each drawing. Drawings are held daily at 8:59 p.m.

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