JEFFERSON CITY, Mo- Sherri Miles of Rocky Mount serves during the summer at Kay’s Restaurant in Osage Beach and during the winter at Fuzzy’s Bar & Grille in Eldon.
She said Club Keno is very popular at Fuzzy’s, and sometimes patrons will leave her a Missouri Lottery ticket as a tip. One of her customers tipped her with a Show Me Cash with EZ Match ticket on Jan. 6, which turned out to be the winning ticket that night. She won $439,000.
“Some people leave you tickets for tips. ‘Here you go, good luck!’” she says. “Yesterday morning, I got up, took the dog out like I always do. I pull up the Lottery on my phone, and I’m looking. I’m like, ‘No, way. No, way.’ I rubbed my eyes and cleaned my glasses, and it didn’t change.”
Sherri plans to keep working at the restaurants and would use the money to remodel and pay off her home.
“I’ll be debt-free, I hope,” she declared.
She said that she didn’t know who tipped her the ticket, but if she finds out, she’ll buy them a cocktail. She’ll keep playing the Lottery on occasion and welcomes those tips.
“It can really happen,” said Miles.
Show Me Cash is a daily Draw Game with jackpots that start at $50,000 and grow until someone wins. In the last 12 months, 46 Show Me Cash jackpots have been awarded for an average amount of $176,000.
Fuzzy’s Bar & Grill received a $500 bonus for selling the wining jackpot ticket.