May 25, 1999
DYERSBURG MAN WINS $25,000
A security guard in Dyersburg, Tenn., can go house hunting after matching all five numbers in the May 20 SHOW ME 5 drawing to win $25,000 tax paid.* Robert Shelton, 72, said he and his wife currently rent, but now they will try to find a house to buy.
Shelton purchased his winning ticket at Showcase Package, 3907 S. Ward in Caruthersville. He selected the lucky numbers at random and has been playing them for the past six weeks. The winning numbers were: 4, 11, 15, 18 and 29.
* 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.