February 9, 2005
Lottery's First Raffle Winners Announced
Attention Missouri Lottery Pick 3 players: Check your raffle tickets closely to see if you’ve won thousands! The Lottery today drew the first five raffle numbers in the four-week ?Pick 3 Bonus Bucks Raffle? promotion. The winning numbers, corresponding prizes and locations where the tickets were purchased are:
? $10,000 prize - raffle ticket 505729 was sold at Schnucks Market, 4171 Lindell Ave. in St. Louis;
? $2,500 prize ? raffle ticket 44582 was sold at Temp-Stop, 52 Highway & 135 Highway in Stover;
? $2,500 prize - raffle ticket 623608 was sold at Phillips 66, 1342 Pennsylvania in Pagedale;
? $2,500 prize - raffle ticket 22243 was sold at Speedie Food Mart, 786 Highway 0 in Pacific;
? $2,500 prize ? raffle ticket 748623 was sold at Steve?s Gas & Liquor, Highway 21 North in Pilot Knob.
Winners have 180 days from the date of the raffle drawing to claim their prizes at a Missouri Lottery office.
Through Feb. 28, more than $230,000 will be awarded to Pick 3 players through the 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. Pick 3 players will need to hang on to their raffle tickets until the drawings to see if they have won.
Then once a week, a drawing is 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. Each raffle ticket is good for one weekly drawing and the final $50,000 grand-prize 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.
In addition to the raffle, players also have the chance to win $10 instantly during the 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" plays.
The three remaining raffle drawing dates are: 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.