July 7, 2008
Ste. Genevieve Lottery Players Group Wins $50,000
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.