Posted: Jan 22, 2013 8:31 PM by Associated Press
LAKE ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri man is the winner of the third-largest Show Me Cash jackpot - $803,000.
The Missouri Lottery says Wesley Menefee of Troy used the computer to match all five numbers on Jan. 9. The win was announced Tuesday.
Menefee had always believed that if he won a lottery prize he would be discrete and keep the news to himself. That went out the window when he checked his ticket at a Circle K convenience store in Lake St. Louis and realized he'd won. He began shouting about the winnings, then accepted handshakes and pats on the back from other patrons and clerks.