May 18, 2000
GIT-N-GO EMPLOYEE WINS $25,000
May 16 was Becky Berg’s last day at Git-N-Go, 2161 E. Republic Court in Springfield. She had decided that she would move back to North Dakota with her fiancï¿½e to her father’s farm home. On May 16, Berg was given a SHOW ME 5 ticket for that night’s drawing as a going-away gift from a regular customer she referred to as "crazy lottery Bob."
Berg of Springfield had been a fourth assistant at the convenience store since January. Her dedication to her work truly paid off when she noticed at 11 on Tuesday evening that she had been given a winning ticket worth $25,000 tax paid.* The winning numbers were: 3, 8, 11, 13, and 22.
Berg said that she would use her money to pay for her trip to North Dakota and "the wedding of her dreams" in March.
* 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.