1999-08-16 11:27:18.66


A 30-year-old Arnold man won $25,000 tax paid* on the second SHOW ME 5 ticket he’s ever purchased. Todd Simmerock said he purchased his $1 Quick Pick ticket for the Aug. 12 drawing at 7-Eleven, 1680 Big Bill Road in Arnold, when he stopped for a coffee. Simmerock, an aerospace engineer, plans to put some of the money aside for his 4-year-old daughter’s college education. He and his wife may also make some home improvements with the windfall. Simmerock let the computer select the winning numbers. They were: 9, 17, 18, 20 and 27. * 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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