October 8, 1999
RETIRED PAINTER ROLLS UP $25,000
A retired painter from St. Louis matched all five numbers drawn in the Missouri Lottery’s SHOW ME 5 game on Tuesday night to win $25,000 tax paid.* Willard Brooks, 55, of St. Louis (63130**) said he used family birthdays to select his lucky combination. The five winning numbers were: 2, 4, 15, 24 and 26.
Brooks said he plans to use the money to make some repairs on his home, pay bills and then invest the rest.
He purchased his winning ticket at Food For Less, 8020 A Olive St. Road in University City.
Since SHOW ME 5 began in 1994, 787 tickets worth $25,000 tax paid have been sold in Missouri.
* 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.
** zip code to determine coverage area