November 8, 1999
KAISER WOMAN WINS $25,000
While watching last Thursday night’s lottery drawing, a Kaiser woman noticed some familiar numbers. Shirley Ferry, 20, said she was shocked when her ticket matched the winning numbers for the $25,000 tax-paid* top prize in the Missouri Lottery’s SHOW ME 5 game.
"My mind went blank," Ferry said. "I was in shock."
Ferry purchased her winning ticket at Jiffy Stop, Highway 42 in Kaiser, while picking up a soda. The winning numbers were: 4, 6, 13, 17 and 23. She selected her winning numbers at random.
Ferry plans to pay off her new car. Another portion will go towards her baby daughter Megan’s savings bond.
Ferry was the single winner of $25,000 tax paid from the Nov. 4 SHOW ME 5 drawing.
*Twenty-eight percent federal tax 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.