REPUBLIC COUPLE HAVE CAR STOLEN, WIN $100,000 IN SAME WEEK
A Republic couple are making plans to take their two children to Walt Disney World after winning $100,000 tax paid* in the Missouri Lottery’s new $100K Triple Play game on Friday night. Angelita King, 26, said she always told her kids, "When mom wins the lottery, I’ll take you to Disney World." In August, she and her husband, Gary, 30, plan to make good on their promise.
Angelita King purchased the couple’s winning ticket Friday evening, when she stopped in Ramey Super Market, 1013 E. 60 Highway in Republic, to buy ingredients to make a lasagna lunch for company the next day. She had $8 left over from her purchase, so she used $6 of it to buy $100K Triple Play tickets using the family’s birthdays. That combination - 3, 8, 21 and 23 - turned out to be worth $100,000 tax paid, a prize worth $147,058.80 before the Lottery withholds 28 percent federal taxes and 4 percent state taxes.
King said the win couldn’t have come at a better time, since her car was stolen in front of her home on Tuesday. They plan to use some of the winnings to buy a new car.
The Kings plan to use some of the winnings to pay off some of the mortgage on their new house. They are also going to set up college funds for their two children who are 8 and 10 years old.
In addition to the Kings’ win, two $100K Triple play winners - one in Cool Valley and one in Alba, each won $25,000. Other winners from Friday night’s drawing include: one winner of $5,000, 480 winners of $25 and 16,341 winners of $2.
To play "$100K Triple Play," players can select four numbers between 1 and 51 in Game 1 or let the computer select the four numbers for that set by choosing "Quick Pick." Then, the computer will automatically "Quick Pick" four numbers for each of the next six sets of numbers.
To win, a player can match two, three or four numbers in any of the seven sets of four numbers. Prizes include $2, $2,500, $5,000, $25,000 and $100,000 tax paid.
$100K Triple Play drawings are held every Friday night at 6:57 p.m. The final drawing for the new limited-time numbers game will be June 30.
* Twenty-eight percent federal and 4 percent state taxes are withheld from the total prize amount of $147,059. Depending on personal income, winners may owe additional taxes for the prize, or they may be entitled to a refund.