1999-10-29 11:21:33.283


A tax examiner from Raytown and her guest will soon be traveling to Hollywood to audition for a spot in an upcoming "Wheel of Fortune" television game show. Dorothy "Dot" Brungardt’s name was drawn today in the first of six Missouri Lottery Wheel of Fortune promotion drawings. The lottery received approximately 9,000 entries for the first drawing. "I only sent in one ticket," Brungardt, 53, told lottery officials today when she was notified of her win. Brungardt is a tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service. The prize includes a trip for two to Hollywood for four days and three nights, complete with airfare, hotel accommodations and airport/studio shuttle. Each of the six top-prize winners will also receive a check for $1,000 and will get a chance to audition for the "Wheel of Fortune" game show. Brungardt’s audition is scheduled for Dec. 6. In addition to the trip and cash, the lottery will also pay 4 percent state and 28 percent federal withholding taxes on the value of the prize package. If Brungardt is selected to be a contestant on a future "Wheel of Fortune" game show as a result of the audition, she will be flown back to Hollywood for another complimentary three days and two nights stay to compete on the show. The Missouri Lottery’s "Wheel of Fortune" promotion started Sept. 25 and will end April 14, 2000. To enter, players can use non-winning "Wheel of Fortune" Scratchers tickets, watch the syndicated "Wheel of Fortune" game show and note which television contestants won the game show on the date watched, along with the player’s position on the game. Brungardt winning ticket was completed with information from the Oct. 5 show, which she watched on KCTV, Channel 5, in Kansas City. Take entries in business-size envelopes to any Missouri Lottery office or mail them to: Wheel of Fortune Drawing PMB 369 901 Missouri Boulevard Jefferson City, MO 65109 Five additional drawings will be held on: Nov. 30; Dec. 30; Jan. 31, 2000; Feb. 29, 2000; and April 28, 2000. Along with a grand-prize winner from each drawing, the lottery will award 1,350 Missouri Lottery/"Wheel of Fortune" T-shirts.

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