2000-07-05 10:52:56.423


A St. Louis man (63110**) plans to pay off his house after winning $125,000 tax paid* with five tickets he purchased for the June 29 SHOW ME 5 drawing. William Neal, 56, purchased his five winning tickets - each worth $25,000 tax paid - at Dirt Cheap Cigarettes & Beer, 2060 Hampton Ave. in St. Louis. Neal used birthdays to select his winning combination. Those numbers drawn on June 29 were: 16, 17, 20, 25 and 26. To date, 881 tickets worth $25,000 tax paid have been sold since the game began in November 1994. * 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. ** zip code to determine coverage area

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