March 13, 2000
DAUGHTER'S NAME BRINGS WINDFALL TO ST. LOUIS MAN
What’s in a name? $25,000 tax paid* for one St. Louis father, who used his daughter’s name to come up with a winning Missouri Lottery SHOW ME 5 combination. Dick George (63116**) used the numbers that corresponded with the placement of letters in the alphabet to spell his youngest daughter’s name, Kathy, to come up with the winning combination from Saturday’s drawing. The winning numbers were: 1, 8, 11, 20 and 25.
George, 56, said he plans to use his prize money to remodel his kitchen, take a trip to San Francisco, make a donation to charity and save for retirement. He also said that his daughter Kathy "has some money coming to her."
George, who is a communications technician at Southwestern Bell, purchased his winning ticket at Huck’s Food & Fuel, 6901 Hampton Ave. in St. Louis.
* 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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