2002-01-11 14:40:06.0


A St. Louis woman is $50,000 richer after matching all five numbers drawn in the Dec. 12 SHOW ME 5 Paydown drawing. Cynthia Buckley, 60, of St. Louis (63120**) said she plans to share her winnings with her three grown children, donate some money to her church and pay off some bills. Buckley, a day care worker, purchased her winning ticket at Buy Low Market, 3436 N. Union Blvd. in St. Louis. She said she prayed for the winning numbers and has been playing those numbers for months. They were: 14, 16, 18, 24 and 32. SHOW ME 5 Paydown is a daily game that has a top prize of $50,000 tax paid along with a Paydown feature that, if the top prize is not won that night, the other prizes will more than double. The game also offers prizes for matching two, three and four numbers. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 10.97. * The Missouri Lottery will pay 27 percent federal and 4 percent state withholding taxes for the top prize based on it’s value. Depending on personal income, winners may owe additional taxes for the prize, or they may be entitled to a refund. Total value of the top prize is $72,463.76. After withholding, winners will receive $50,000. If more than 14 players match the five winning numbers in a single drawing, $1 million will be divided equally among the number of winning tickets. ** winner’s zip code to help media determine coverage area - 30 -

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