August 14, 2000
COLUMBIA WOMAN WINS $25,000
Charra Shivers, 20, a customer service representative for Missouri Book Services in Columbia, is $25,000* richer after playing Missouri Lottery’s SHOW ME 5 game.
While buying groceries at Gerbes, 2900 N. Paris Road in Columbia, Shivers bought a ticket. Later, her dad, Ronald, was looking in the paper to check the numbers for her when he realized they matched.
Shivers held the winning ticket for almost a week before cashing it in, since she works every day until 6 p.m.
Shivers plans to buy a new car and help her family out. "It will also come in quite handy for our family trip to Florida in October," said Shivers.
Shivers lucky numbers were: 6, 15, 16, 25, and 26.
* 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.