Terry Patterson of Columbia was one of the three lucky players who split the Sept. 27 Show Me Cash jackpot. It was the first time in the history of the game that a jackpot was hit by three players, each taking $43,333 from the $130,000 jackpot.
Terry would have preferred to solely win the jackpot, but he was not upset about having to split the prize.
"I'm so far ahead of where I was yesterday," he explained. "I don't have time or cause to be petty about it."
The win inspired him, and when the jackpot climbed to $300,000 earlier this week, Terry was out buying more Show Me Cash tickets. While at the store, he noticed that the new Missouri Lottery holiday-themed Scratchers were now on sale. He decided to take a chance on the $2 ticket because, "nothing says Christmas like scratching latex."
He bought the first "Candy Cane Cash" Scratchers ticket off the roll and won $1,000.
It was his second big win in a month, and Terry says he's not done yet. Show Me Cash was hit last night in Jackson, but undoubtedly he'll be in the game as the jackpot begins to climb again. And why not? He already knows lightning sometimes strikes twice.