2000-05-26 10:58:13.337


Tommy Munford of Columbia double-checked the Web site, but still couldn’t believe he was the "big" winner in the Missouri Lottery’s SHOW ME 5 drawing Friday, May 19. However, there was no mistaking the night maintenance supervisor for Shelter Insurance in Columbia had won the game’s top prize, $25,000 tax paid. * Persistence paid off for Munford, who had played a SHOW ME 5 $2 Quick Pick every day for the last three months. Munford purchased the winning ticket Friday evening at Osco Drug, 111 S. Providence, in Columbia. With his winnings, Munford intends to make a large payment on the Isuzu Rodeo he bought a few months ago. The remaining money Munford plans to invest in an IRA. The numbers selected by the computer for Munford were: 5, 7, 14, 22 and 24. * 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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