January 20, 2006
Missouri Lottery To Celebrate 20th Anniversary With Raffle Promotion
Missouri Lottery players can help the Lottery celebrate 20 years of fun and prize-winning with the Lottery’s new "20th Anniversary Dream Draw" raffle game. Players can win up to $200,000 tax paid* in the Numbers Game raffle, which starts on Jan. 23 and ends on Feb. 23.
"We wanted to do something special for our 20th anniversary on Jan. 20," said Scott White, on-line product manager for the Missouri Lottery. "The raffle promotion is the perfect way to offer unique prizes that reflect the number 20."
White said players who purchase a Dream Draw raffle ticket will have a chance to win $20 instantly. Instant-win tickets will be generated randomly at the time of purchase and can be validated at the retail location or at any other Numbers Games retail location.
Each week during the four-week promotion, one raffle number will be drawn and the raffle ticket holder will receive a $20,000 tax-paid prize. During the final drawing on Feb. 24, the Lottery will draw from among all the entries received for the four drawings to award one grand prize: $200,000 taxes paid.
Raffle tickets will cost $2 for one 10-digit raffle number or $5 for three 10-digit numbers. Drawings will be held on Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17 and Feb. 24.
For more information about the new raffle, go to the Lottery’s Web site at molottery.com.
* The Missouri Lottery will pay standard withholding taxes for the prizes based on its value. Depending on personal income, winners may owe additional taxes for the prize, or they may be entitled to a refund. The total value of the top prize is $281,690.10. After withholding, winners will receive $200,000. The total value of the $20,000 tax-paid weekly prize is $28,169. After withholding, the winners will receive $20,000.