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January 17, 2003

ST. LOUIS LABORER WINS $50,000 TAX PAID

Stopping at 7-Eleven for milk and chips parlayed into a $50,000 tax-paid* win for a St. Louis (63043**) laborer, who bought $6 worth of SHOW ME 5 Paydown tickets and matched all five numbers on one play from the Jan. 8 drawing.   Bryan Jones, 44, said he is planning to use some of his winnings to visit relatives in Florida and pay some bills.

Jones purchased his winning ticket at 7-Eleven, 12235 McKelvey Road in Maryland Heights.   He let the computer generate the numbers on his winning ticket.  Those numbers were:  9, 13, 26, 28 and 30.

To date, 48 players have matched all five numbers drawn to win $50,000 tax paid in SHOW ME 5 Paydown since the game began Nov. 6, 2000.

*  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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