1999-02-24 11:47:48.493


A 75-year old St. Louis woman’s 50th anniversary this Friday will truly be golden after winning $25,000 tax paid* in last night’s SHOW ME 5 drawing. Virgina Reese (63123) said she and her husband haven’t decided what they will do with the money. Reese purchased her winning ticket at Dierbergs, 2516 Lemay Ferry Road in St. Louis. She used a combination of the number of family members, children, and grandchildren in her family, along with her wedding anniversary date - 26. The winning numbers are: 2, 5, 8, 15 and 26. To date, 700 SHOW ME 5 players have won $25,000 tax paid since that game began in November 1994. * Twenty-eight percent federal and 4 percent state taxes are withheld from the total prize amount of $36,764.70 to provide $25,000 cash at the time of redemption. Depending on personal income, winners may owe additional taxes for the prize, or they may receive a refund.

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