April 16, 2008
St. Louis Man Claims $50,000 Tax-Paid Lottery Prize
A St. Louis man will be sleeping better now after he won $50,000 tax paid* when the five numbers on his SHOW ME 5 Paydown ticket matched the five numbers drawn April 10 during the Evening drawing. Alonzo King, 36, is planning to use his winnings to invest in a mattress business.
King said he and friend stopped by a barbershop that was going out of business, and King went into the nearby Mitchell’s Package Liquor and Convenience, 4674 Martin Luther King Dr. in St. Louis, to buy a SHOW ME 5 Paydown ticket.
"I couldn’t believe it," King recalled he thought when he saw his numbers matched the numbers drawn. "I must have checked it over and over again."
King let the computer Quick Pick his winning numbers, which were: 11, 19, 28, 33 and 39.
To date, 133 players have matched all five numbers drawn to win $50,000 tax paid in SHOW ME 5 Paydown since the game began on Nov. 6, 2000.
*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 $70,422.55. After withholdings, the winners will receive $50,000. If more than 14 tickets match the five winning numbers in a single drawing, $1 million will divided equally among the number of winning tickets.