2003-08-19 15:07:14.0


Story Photo A retired aircraft worker is flying high after matching all five numbers in the Aug. 10 SHOW ME 5 Paydown drawing to win $50,000 tax paid.*   Kenneth Bray, 78, said he can now replace his 1990 Buick with a newer car.  He and his wife, Opal, also plan to pay off all their bills with the prize money.

Bray purchased his winning ticket at Snak-Atak, 1224 W. Central in Carthage.   He let the computer select the winning combination.  Those numbers were:  7, 13, 40, 41 and 43.

To date, 59 players have matched all five numbers drawn to win $50,000 tax paid in SHOW ME 5 Paydown since the game began Nov. 6, 2000.

*   The Missouri Lottery will pay 27 percent federal and 4 percent state withholding taxes for the top prize based on it’s value.  Depending on personal income, winners may owe additional taxes for the prize, or they may be entitled to a refund.  Total value of the top prize is $72,463.76.  After withholding, winners will receive $50,000.  If more than 14 players match the five winning numbers in a single drawing, $1 million will be divided equally among the number of winning tickets.

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*In the event of a discrepancy, official winning numbers prevail over any numbers posted on this website.