September 18, 2002
NORTHMOOR BRICK LAYER WINS $50,000 TAX PAID
A Northmoor brick layer lined up $50,000 tax paid* in the Missouri Lottery’s SHOW ME 5 Paydown game on Sept. 10. Leslie "Bubba" Hughes, 54, said he plans to use the windfall to buy a house and share some money with his family.
Hughes purchased just one ticket for that drawing at Harry’s Factory Outlet in Riverside. He let the computer come up with the winning numbers. They were: 3, 19, 25, 31 and 43.
* 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.