2001-05-14 09:18:25.233


A bus operator for the Bi-State Busing Company picked up a $50,000 tax paid* prize after matching all five numbers in last Tuesday night’s SHOW ME 5 Paydown drawing. Casey Hudson, 51, of St. Louis (63147**) said he plans to use his winnings to pay off some bills and maybe take a vacation to Jamaica. "I was totally swept off my feet," Hudson said. Hudson purchased his winning ticket at Schnucks Market, 8800 Manchester in St. Louis. He used Quick Pick to select the winning numbers. They were: 7, 13, 17, 18 and 28. SHOW ME 5 Paydown, a daily game, began Nov. 6 with a new 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 28 percent federal and 4 percent state withholding taxes for the top prize based on its 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 $73,529.41. 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. ** zip code to determine media coverage area

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