February 6, 2006
First $20,000 Raffle Winner Claims Prize
A 21-year-old Green Ridge man claimed the $20,000 tax-paid* prize from the Missouri Lottery’s first "20th Anniversary Dream Draw" raffle drawing, which was held Feb. 3. Troy Schneider claimed his prize on Feb. 6. He purchased his winning raffle ticket at Fast Break, Highway 65 in Warsaw, and his winning raffle number was 0100071808.
"20th Anniversary Dream Draw" raffle players are reminded to keep their non-winning raffle tickets, since all numbers generated during the promotion will be included in the final grand-prize drawing on Feb. 24 for a chance to win $200,000 tax-paid.
From now until Feb. 23, players who purchase a "20th Anniversary Dream Draw" raffle ticket have a chance to win $20 instantly. Instant-win tickets are generated randomly at the time of purchase and can be validated at the retail location or at any other Numbers Games retail location. Then each week during the anniversary promotion, one raffle number will be drawn from those numbers sold during the previous week, and the raffle ticket holder will receive a $20,000 tax-paid prize. Three more weekly drawings will be held Feb. 10, Feb. 17 and Feb. 24.
The "20th Anniversary Dream Draw" raffle started on Jan. 23 and ends on Feb. 23. Raffle tickets cost $2 for one 10-digit raffle number or $5 for three 10-digit numbers.
For more information about the new raffle or for directions to any Missouri Lottery office, 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.