Two Huge Cash Prizes Set To Expire In One Month
Missouri Lottery players who buy tickets in Springfield and Jefferson City should check their tickets carefully; one $100,000 Powerball prize sold at QuikTrip, 2805 N. Kansas Expressway, in Springfield will expire on April 8, and one $50,000 tax-paid* SHOW ME 5 Paydown prize sold at Convenient Food Mart, 701 Eastland Drive, in Jefferson City will expire on April 17.
"Players should always sign the back of their tickets at the time of purchase and put them in a safe place," said Gary Gonder, communications director for the Missouri Lottery. "You never know which tickets might turn out to be worth a prize, and you wouldn’t want to misplace or throw away a prize, especially one as big as these."
Details on the two tickets that will expire in April are:
- $100,000 Powerball prize sold at QuikTrip, 2805 N. Kansas Expressway, in Springfield for the Oct. 11, 2003, drawing. The winning numbers are: 11, 14, 21, 32 and 45.
- $50,000 SHOW ME 5 Paydown tax-paid prize sold at Convenient Food Mart, 701 Eastland Drive, in Jefferson City for the Oct. 20, 2003, drawing. The winning numbers are: 11, 12, 32, 34 and 41.
If you discover you hold one of these tickets, take it to the nearest Missouri Lottery office to claim your prize. There are Lottery offices in both Springfield and Jefferson City.
Gonder said there are many ways for players to obtain winning numbers, including: at Missouri Lottery retail locations; on the Lottery’s Web site at molottery.com; by subscribing to the Lottery’s free daily e-mail service; in local newspapers, on radio and television stations; by calling a Missouri Lottery office or hot line; or by requesting past numbers through the mail.
"There are Check-A-Ticket machines at most of our larger retail outlets that players can put their tickets in to see if they are winners," said Gonder. "We try to make checking tickets as easy as possible for the players."
* The Missouri Lottery will pay 25 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 $70,422.55. 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.