March 10, 2000
FAIR GROVE MAN WINS $25,000 TAX PAID
An 82-year old Fair Grove man plans to help some friends after winning $25,000 tax paid* in last night’s SHOW ME 5 drawing. Jesse Williams said he also plans to put a good portion of his winnings in the bank.
"I like to help people," Williams said. "That’s what makes me happy."
Williams purchased his winning ticket yesterday at Icenhower Grocery in Fair Grove. He selected one set of numbers and he let the computer select the other four. One of the computer-picked combinations - 10, 11, 12, 17 and 21 - is the one that won.
* 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.