2000-03-03 11:09:15.063

Routine Pays Off For Kansas City Man

Frank Macaluso became the newest visitor to Luckytown after he won $25,000 tax paid* in the Missouri Lottery’s SHOW ME 5 drawing last Wednesday. Persistence paid off for Macaluso, 41, who purchased the winning ticket during a regular stop at QuikTrip, 344 W. 72nd St., in Kansas City. Macaluso said he had been buying gas, coffee and lottery tickets every day for the past two years from the same QuikTrip before winning SHOW ME 5’s top prize. With his winnings, Macaluso, an account executive at Kay-Cee Enterprise, plans to invest in a Roth Individual Retirement Account, pay bills and donate money to his church. Macaluso will also share his winnings with family and some of the clerks at the QuikTrip location where he bought the ticket. The numbers selected by the computer for Macaluso were: 1, 3, 7, 18 and 26. * 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.

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