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Cape Girardeau lottery winner calls it 'dream come true'

SEMO Mart sold the $462,000 winning lottery ticket. (Source: Nichole Cartmell/KFVS) SEMO Mart sold the $462,000 winning lottery ticket. (Source: Nichole Cartmell/KFVS)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A Cape Girardeau woman says a dream led to her winning a lottery jackpot.

According to the Missouri Lottery, the woman bought a Quick Pick ticket for the Show Me Cash drawing on March 7.

She claimed a $462,000 jackpot on April 9.

“I was told I was going to win this several years back. My deceased mother,” the woman said. “And I didn't give up faith on that.”

She went on to relate a dream where her mother said the prize would come.

“She said it would be like $250,000,” she said. “It's all happened before and everything. It's always come true, but there's no concept of time. Some things would be three years later.”

A recent fortune cookie let her know it was coming this year.

“Last month, I was with my friend, and it said, ‘Your fondest dream will come true within this year.' I kept feeling I was going to win on that one (Show Me Cash),” she said.

The woman bought the winning ticket at SEMO Mart on N. Sprigg Street in Cape Girardeau.

The owner of the gas station was surprised when he found out.

"They said you guys sold the winner. It's 462. So I was pretty happy," Steven Majeed said. "I was excited. We're the first station in Cape Girardeau that ever sold that big."

People who frequent the store call it a lucky place to play lottery.

"I come at the same time every day and I believe, I am hoping I will be the next winner," Shuvette said.

Since the beginning of the year nearly 20 people have cashed in their lottery tickets at SEMO Mart for $100 or more.

Majeed said they get a lot of business for lottery.

"Because people think it's a lucky place," Majeed said.

SEMO Mart received a $500 bonus for selling a winning jackpot ticket.

Information from this story is provided by the Missouri Lottery.

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