2003-07-18 13:56:48.0


Story Photo A Lamonte resident’s Missouri Lottery ticket was drawn to make them the 56th contestant in the "Fun & Fortune Wheel Spin" for a chance to win up to $250,000.  On July 18, the Lottery drew 10 finalists from "Fun & Fortune" wheel spin entries submitted the previous week.  Each finalist will receive $500, and one of those 10 finalists – Fran Trauschke of Lamonte - was drawn to be a contestant in the wheel spin at the final wheel spin event on
Aug. 1.

The nine other finalists selected in the first preliminary drawing to win $500 are:  Loretta Proffit of Sedalia, Danielle Wilson of Raytown, Teresa Malinowski of Bonner, Kan., Dot Janssen of Manchester, Kip Evans of Springfield, Barbara Graham of Jennings, Irven Epperson of Bland, Verna Morgan of Bosworth and Charlet Townsen of Webster Groves.

For a chance to win $500 and to spin the wheel, players need to buy a $2 "Fun & Fortune" Scratchers ticket.  If the ticket is a winner and the prize won is ENTRY, the ticket should be mailed to the Lottery’s headquarters to be placed in a weekly drawing.  Each week, 10 of these ENTRY tickets will be drawn, and those winners will receive $500 each.  In addition, one of the 10 preliminary winners will be drawn for a chance to spin the wheel and win from $2,500 to $250,000. 

The Lottery’s last “Fun & Fortune” Wheel Spin event is scheduled for Aug. 1 at Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City.  The game’s $2 Scratchers ticket will end June 30, and the deadline for entry in the final “Fun & Fortune” Wheel Spin event is July 24 at 3 p.m.  Beginning July 24, winning ENTRY tickets can be redeemed for a $2 free-ticket.

The "Fun & Fortune Wheel Spin" events are held at the Lottery’s Jefferson City office at 1823 Southridge Drive and are open to the public.  Each monthly "Wheel Spin" event will also be streamed on the Lottery’s Web site.

For more information about the "Fun & Fortune Wheel Spin," visit the Missouri Lottery’s Web site at www.molottery.com.

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