2005-10-24 16:54:43.393

Promotion to Provide Holiday Cheer, Prizes, Fun

There will be thrills and chills this holiday season with the Missouri Lottery’s "Yuletide Thrill Ride" promotion beginning Oct. 29. Through the promotion, Lottery players will have chances to win vehicles, gasoline and cash prizes.

A Ford Escape Hybrid plus $500, a Chrysler Sebring plus $500, and a Dodge Ram truck plus $500 are the three grand prizes that will be awarded during the promotion. Also during the promotion, 60 players will win $1,000 for gas and 150 players will win $500 cash.

"The holiday promotion has become a seasonal favorite for our players," said Jennifer Kempker, promotions manager for the Lottery. "Our holiday Scratchers games are always popular. They make great gifts and are fun to play."

Five new holiday Scratchers games will officially start Oct. 29 to kick off the holiday promotion. Players need to send in $10 worth of these new holiday Scratchers tickets to enter the promotion for a chance to win these prizes.

The new holiday games are: "$300,000 Season’s Greetings," a $10 game; "Merry Money," a $5 game; "Cool Yule Bingo," and "Ho Ho Holidays," both $2 games; and "Holiday Cash," a $1 game.

Three drawings will be held during the promotion to award the prizes. The Ford Escape Hybrid plus $500 will be awarded through the first drawing. The winner will have the option between the vehicle and the cash value of the prize of $31,000. The Lottery will pay the standard withholding taxes for each of the three grand prizes. There will be 20 winners selected for the $1,000 for gas prize and 50 winners drawn for the $500 cash prize during each of the three drawings.

The Chrysler Sebring plus $500 will be awarded through the second drawing. The winner of the vehicle will again have the option to take the vehicle or the cash value of the prize of $30,000. The Dodge Ram truck plus $500 cash or its cash value of $33,000 will be awarded through the third drawing.

Players may enter the "Yuletide Thrill Ride" promotion by entering their non-winning tickets at X-Press Promotion Entry through My Lottery on the Lottery’s Web site at www.molottery.com. Entries may also be dropped off at a Missouri Lottery office in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield or Jefferson City, or they can be mailed to:

"Yuletide Thrill Ride" promotion
Missouri Lottery
PO Box 104711
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4711

Entries mailed in or dropped off at a regional office must be in envelopes no larger than 11 inches by 5¾ inches. Only one entry per envelope will be accepted. Players may enter as many times as they wish. Entries are only eligible for one drawing. The entry deadlines and drawing dates for the promotion are:

Entry Deadlines at 5 p.m.
Drawing Dates
Draw #1
Wed., Nov. 23, 2005
Wed., Nov. 30, 2005
Draw #2
Wed., Dec. 14, 2005
Wed., Dec. 21, 2005
Draw #3
Wed., Jan. 11, 2006
Wed., Jan. 18, 2006

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