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January 26, 2002

ST. LOUIS MAN CAN BUY CAR WITH $50,000 TAX PAID

Story Photo A St. Louis man can start looking for a good pre-owned car after matching all five numbers drawn in the Jan. 20 SHOW ME 5 Paydown drawing. Arthur Ehlers, 74, of St. Louis (63104**) said after he gets a car, he plans to put the rest in the bank. "I need a car bad," he said. Ehlers purchased his winning ticket at Foodland Warehouse Foods, 1605 S. Jefferson in St. Louis. He let the computer pick the winning numbers on his $1 ticket. Those numbers were: 22, 30, 39, 42 and 44. 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





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