2005-01-26 15:00:43.237

Lottery Introduces First Raffle-Style Promotion

Pick 3 players are getting an added bonus! From Feb. 1-28, more than $230,000 will be awarded to Pick 3 players through the "Pick 3 Bonus Bucks Raffle" promotion, the Missouri Lottery’s first raffle-style promotion. Players can win three ways: by matching their favorite numbers, through a weekly raffle and instantly.
During the promotion, for every $1 or greater Pick 3 single-ticket purchase made for either the Midday or Evening drawing, a raffle ticket will be generated by the Numbers Games terminal. Then once a week, a drawing will be held to select the winning raffle numbers. Only the raffle numbers produced that week prior to the drawing will be included in the weekly drawing.
Through each of the four raffle drawings, four winners of $2,500 and one winner of $10,000 will be drawn. During the final raffle drawing, one grand-prize winner of $50,000 will be randomly selected from among all the raffle numbers issued during the four-week promotion.
"This is a completely different promotion compared to what we’ve done in the past," said Jennifer Kempker, promotions manager for the Lottery. "We hope players will enjoy this fun way to win extra cash prizes during the promotion."
The winning raffle numbers will be available on the Lottery’s Web site - Molottery.com, on the winning-numbers telephone hot line, on the drawing show, on subsequent Pick 3 tickets and on the Numbers Games terminals messages to retailers. Some retailers will also post the winning raffle numbers.
Pick 3 players will need to hang on to their raffle tickets until the drawings to see if they have won. Each raffle ticket is good for one weekly drawing and the final $50,000 grand-prize drawing. Winners will have 180 days from the date of the raffle drawing to claim their prizes.
In addition to the raffle portion, players also have the chance to win $10 instantly during the four-week promotion. More than 350 times per day across the state, a "Bonus Cash" voucher will follow a Pick 3 purchase, which is good for an instant cash prize of $10. When this happens, the tune "We’re In The Money" will play.
The raffle drawing dates are: Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and March 1. The grand-prize drawing for the $50,000 prize also will be held on March 1.
For more information concerning the promotion, visit Molottery.com.

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