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February 15, 2006

$20,000 Raffle Ticket Sold In Jefferson City Still Unclaimed

If you bought a "20th Anniversary Dream Draw" ticket at Everyday Convenience, 910 Fairgrounds Road in Jefferson City, you’d better check your tickets. Missouri Lottery records show the $20,000 tax-paid winning raffle ticket from the Feb. 10 drawing - number 0 2 0 0 0 4 5 0 6 7 - was sold there, and that prize has not been claimed. "If you find you have the winning ticket, sign the back of it and take it to the Lottery’s headquarters in Jefferson City," said Gary Gonder, director of communications for the Missouri Lottery. Even if you don’t have the winning raffle ticket, be sure to hold on to your ticket. During the final grand-prize drawing on Feb. 24, the Lottery will draw one raffle number from among all of the raffle numbers sold during the promotion to award one grand prize: $200,000 taxes 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. Two more weekly drawings will be held Feb. 17 and Feb. 24. The Numbers Game raffle started on Jan. 23 and ends on Feb. 23. It was introduced to help the Lottery celebrate its 20th anniversary on Jan. 20. 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.





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