October 5, 2006
Forsyth Man Wins Grand-Prize Truck in Summer Harley Promotion; Union Man Named Unofficial Motorcycle Winner
An automotive technician from Forsyth and a retired pharmaceutical sales representative from Union are both big winners in the Missouri Lottery’s "Ticket to Ride" third and grand-prize drawings. On Oct. 4, the Lottery drew an entry from Michael Hess, 40, of Forsyth as the winner of the 2006 Ford® Harley-Davidson F-150 black truck and $500. Hess has the choice to take the truck or the cash value of the grand-prize, which is $43,445.
"I’m running around in an old ’78 Blazer, and well, it’s in dire need of help," said Hess, who works for Eagle Eye Automotive in Branson.
When asked if Hess will take the truck or the cash, he said he wasn’t sure right now.
Eric Pisane of Union was named the unofficial winner of the grand-prize Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® motorcycle in the Missouri Lottery’s third and final "Ticket To Ride" summer promotion drawing. When Pisane provides the Lottery with the actual ticket he used to enter the promotion via the Web site, he will be named the official winner. Pisane has 14 days from the announcement that his ticket was the winner, which in this case is Oct. 20, to submit that ticket.
Pisane said he plans to donate his prize to his church, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Union.
One Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® motorcycle and 300 Harley-Davidson® prize packages were awarded in each of the three drawings. All entries received for the three drawings were eligible for the grand-prize 2006 Ford Harley-Davidson® F-150 truck and $500 during the final grand-prize drawing, which was also held on Oct. 4.
The Lottery received a total of 221,953 entries for the third and final drawing: 144,903 entries came through the Web site, and 77,050 entries were sent through the mail. In all, there were 564,086 entries submitted for all three drawings.