GRANDDAUGHTER BUYS GRANDFATHER TICKET WORTH $100,000
Mariane Swaringin, 70, of Jennings has his live-in granddaughter buy Missouri Lottery tickets for him daily. Swaringin has played for the past eight and a half years. On May 29, Swaringin sent his granddaughter to buy a SHOW ME 5 ticket for Tuesday’s drawing at Schnucks Market, 10148 W. Florissant in St. Louis, using his regular numbers, which are the birth dates of his only daughter and his grandchildren. They were: 1, 5, 17, 21, and 22.
Last night, Swaringin missed the televised winning numbers so he called the lottery’s hotline number. He found out that he was a winner of $25,000 tax paid,* but he "did not get excited until he had the money."
Swaringin is not the first person in his family to win a large Missouri Lottery prize. In 1986, his daughter won $86,000.
Swaringin plans to spend his winnings on his family. He wants to pay off his granddaughter’s car and help his grandchildren in any way possible.
Swaringin’s winning ticket is the third large lottery prize sold at the Schnucks Market West Florissant location in the past two months. A winning Powerball ticket worth $100,000 was sold there for the April 26 drawing, and a SHOW ME 5 ticket worth $25,000 tax paid was sold there for the May 14 drawing.
* 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.