April 24, 2000
RETIRED ST. LOUIS MAN WINS $25,000
Persistence paid off for one St. Louis (63123**) man who has been playing SHOW ME 5 for the past couple years when he won $25,000 tax paid* in last night’s drawing. John Mann, 72, said he plans to use his winnings to buy some rocks to landscape his house, buy new tires for his wife’s car and finish paying for an upcoming trip to Cape Cod.
Mann purchased his winning ticket last Friday at Schnucks Market, 5434 Southfield Center in St. Louis. He let the computer randomly select the winning combination. Those numbers were: 10, 12, 19, 22 and 28.
To date, 854 SHOW ME 5 tickets worth $25,000 tax paid have been sold since the game began in 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.
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