2002-05-15 08:42:22.0


Story Photo A Pleasant Hill man is $100,000 ahead and a North Kansas City man is $50,000 richer after buying Missouri Lottery tickets at QuikTrip, 1157 Burlington in N. Kansas City. Robert Slayden Jr., 47, of Pleasant Hill won $100,000 on a $3 "Fast Tracks" Scratchers ticket he bought at QuikTrip and claimed on May 9. Curtis Sims, 39, of N. Kansas City won $50,000 tax paid* on a SHOW ME 5 Paydown ticket he bought at QuikTrip for the May 8 drawing. Sims’ winning numbers, which he let the computer pick, were 2, 4, 14, 36 and 42.Story Photo Sims said he planned to use his winnings to buy a car or motorcycle, take a trip and buy his girlfriend a new couch. * 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.

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