2004-05-06 13:54:34.0

Retired St. Louis Man Wins $50,000 Tax Paid

Story Photo May Day this year brought more than flowers to a retired St. Louis (63136*) man who won $50,000 tax-paid in the Missouri Lottery’s SHOW ME 5 Paydown game. Henry Lee Keys, 60, said he plans to use his prize money to buy another horse. "I have two horses, but they are getting older," he said. "I’ll also make sure to get caught up on bills, too." Keys bought his winning ticket for the May 1 drawing at Central City S & R II, 10901 Old Halls Ferry in St. Louis. He let the computer pick the winning combination of numbers on his $1 ticket. The winning numbers were: 3, 6, 21, 25 and 43. Keys, who is retired from General Motors in St. Louis, said he plays SHOW ME 5 Paydown "every once in while; when I think about it." To date, 74 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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