2002-05-28 13:47:10.0


Story Photo A Mountain View retiree’s golden years are even more golden after he won $50,000 tax paid* in the May 15 SHOW ME 5 Paydown drawing. Gordon Clements, 72, said he and his wife, Nell, plan to use the money to buy a smaller house. "We’ll take a trip to Vegas, for one thing," said Clements, who is retired from the Navy. Clements purchased his winning ticket at Signal Food Store in Mountain View. He picked the winning numbers -- 9, 19, 22, 25 and 30 -- at random. * 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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