2000-10-17 10:17:16.607


An Independence man is planning to pay off most of his mortgage after winning $25,000 tax paid* in the Missouri Lottery’s SHOW ME 5 game. Lenny Moore, 58, said he plans to retire in the next couple of years, and paying his mortgage down will make it easier. Moore, an iron worker, purchased his winning ticket at QuikTrip, 2321 Lee’s Summit Road in Independence. He picked the winning combination at random about one and a half years ago, and he has been playing those numbers ever since. They are: 1, 5, 15, 19 and 20. To date, 916 tickets worth $25,000 tax paid have been sold since the 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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