February 9, 2000


A St. Louis woman can go furniture shopping after winning $25,000 tax paid* in the Missouri Lottery’s SHOW ME 5 drawing on Feb. 6. Effie Williams, 66, (63136**) said she plans to buy a new couch, new coffee table and do some remodeling with the money. Williams purchased her $1 winning ticket at F-G Foods, 5932 W. Florissant in St. Louis. She used a combination of special dates to select the lucky combination. Those numbers were: 3, 6, 17, 21 and 30. * 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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