2000-10-06 10:18:29.677


A crossing guard for the Sedalia Police Department is $25,000 richer after matching all five numbers in the Sept. 29 SHOW ME 5 drawing. Helen Marie Simon said she plans to use the tax-paid* windfall to "make sure the kids have everything they need." She also plans to use the money to pay bills and donate some money to her church. Simon, the mother of three children, purchased her winning ticket at Coleman’s Corner, 421 N. State St. in Knob Noster. "It was overwhelming," Simon explained about her feelings when she found out she won last Saturday. Simon let the computer select the combination on her winning ticket. The winning numbers were: 1, 5, 14, 21 and 22. To date, 909 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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