RETIRED RESTAURATEUR WINS $25,000 TAX PAID
A retired restaurateur from St. Louis (63128**) is planning a trip to Switzerland and Italy to visit family after winning a $25,000 tax-paid* top prize in the Missouri Lottery’s SHOW ME 5 game on Saturday. Lee Frapolli, former owner of L & B’s Restaurant, said he and his wife also plan to pay bills with some of the money.
Frapolli, 76, purchased his winning ticket at Schnucks Market, 5434 Southfield Center in St. Louis. He let the computer select the winning combination on his $1 ticket. The winning numbers were: 4, 9, 12, 25 and 28.
To date, 908 tickets worth $25,000 tax paid have been sold since the game began six years ago.
* 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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