2000-02-25 11:11:14.35


A retiree from Wright City is $25,000 richer after winning the top prize in Tuesday night’s SHOW ME 5 drawing. Linda Durkee, 55, said the tax-paid* prize will come in handy to pay expenses associated with her son’s upcoming wedding in California. She also plans to pay off her car with some of the money. Durkee bought the winning ticket Saturday at The Wright Stop in Wright City. She let the computer pick the winning numbers. They were: 4, 6, 17, 23 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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