A Chillicothe man has won $262,000 from the Missouri Lottery.
James Perry, 63 won the money through Missouri Lottery’s Show Me Cash.
“A lot more winners on Show Me Cash; that’s another thing I like better,” he said.
Perry works as a sales manager at a car lot in Kirksville, so he has a few stores along the way where he stops and gets Lottery tickets.
“The odds are really good for Missouri Lotto. I mean, you get two picks for $1,” he said. “When Show Me Cash gets up there, I play it pretty hard. I bought 10 picks at Hy-Vee Gas.”
One of those Quick Pick tickets he bought at Hy-Vee Gas, 1230 Washington St. in Chillicothe, matched all five winning Show Me Cash numbers on June 23. The winning numbers were: 3, 16, 21, 32 and 38.
The Missouri Lotterly said Perry went back to that location to check his tickets and caused quite a stir when it was discovered he won $262,000.
“There were a lot of people in the Hy-Vee Gas at the time,” he said. “The whole town has heard about it now.”
His wife, Linda does floral arrangements.
Now that he’s won, Perry said he knows what to do with the windfall. He had kept working because their house burned down two years ago. Now, they can rebuild and maybe retire. But, he said he’ll probably still play the Lottery.