2008-07-07 16:26:32.373

Ste. Genevieve Lottery Players Group Wins $50,000

Story Photo A group of co-workers won $50,000 playing the Missouri Lottery’s SHOW ME 5 Paydown game on June 19.  The winning ticket was purchased at Southbound Fuel, 18200 Highway 32, in Ste. Genevieve.  Audrey Gordon, 46, is the captain of the 34-member team called the “Wannabeez.”  Gordon, a factory worker, says the team pools their money to purchase tickets every week. 

“Work was a pretty fun place to be the morning after we won,” Gordon said.  "I am planning a vacation to Florida and pay for some dental work.”

SHOW ME 5 Paydown is drawn twice each day and offers a top prize of $50,000* tax paid. 

*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.

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