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October 12, 2007

Florissant Man Wins $50,000 Tax-Paid

Story Photo A retired General Motors employee from Florissant claimed a $50,000 tax-paid* prize that he won by matching all five numbers in the Oct. 4 midday SHOW ME 5 Paydown drawing. Norman Atkinson, 69, said he selected his winning numbers randomly "around Monday or Tuesday" and played them every day that week. On Thursday, those numbers were drawn in the midday drawing. The winning numbers were: 17, 26, 28, 41 and 43.
Atkinson said he plans to use some of his prize winnings to buy a new car, "maybe a Cadillac." He also said his wife, Dorothy, "wants something for the kitchen."
He purchased his winning tickets at Shop-N-Gas, 11105 Old Halls Ferry in St. Louis.
* The Missouri Lottery will pay 25 percent federal and 4 percent state withholding taxes for the top prize based on its value. Depending on personal income, winners may owe additional taxes for the prize, or they may be entitled to a refund. Total value of the top prize is $70,422.54. After withholding, winners will receive $50,000. If more than 14 players match the five winning numbers in a single drawing, $1 million will be divided equally among the number of winning tickets.





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