2004-04-26 15:34:59.0

St. Louis Man Gets Late Tax-Paid Birthday Present

Story Photo A 25-year-old St. Louis (63116*) man, born on April 15 ? the annual income tax deadline ? won a $50,000 tax-paid Missouri Lottery prize just one day after his birthday this year. Keith Sexton said he plans to use some of his SHOW ME 5 Paydown prize to buy a memorial bench at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in his father’s honor. His father, who passed away last year, is buried there. "I’ll pay off bills and invest some, too," he said. Sexton bought his winning ticket for the April 16 drawing at QuikTrip, 4453 Meramec Bottom Road in St. Louis, when he stopped to talk to a manager on duty. He used Quick Pick to select the winning combination. Those numbers were: 14, 20, 26, 34 and 42. Sexton is employed as an assistant manager with QuikTrip in Lemay. To date, 73 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 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.

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