1999-09-17 11:23:19.76


Alice’s Party Shop is surely celebrating after the business was drawn Sept. 8 to win a brand new 1999 Limited Edition Ford Explorer in the retailer contest of the Missouri Lottery’s "Explor-A-Thon Mega Summer Spectacular" promotion. In addition to the Explorer, Alice’s Party Shop, 5314 Prospect in Kansas City, will also receive a check for $500, and withholding taxes will be paid on the total prize amount. The prize package is worth approximately $43,000. Alice Walls, owner of the party shop, said the vehicle will come in handy when she needs to pick up supplies for the store. Retailers that increased their on-line sales above their average weekly on-line sales base between July 25 and Sept. 4 earned entries into the statewide drawing for the Explorer. Alice’s earned 20 entries into the drawing of more than 1,000 entries. Other prizes in the contest included nine prizes of $500 cash and 135 portable AM/FM/CD players plus a $20 gift certificate to Sam Goody.

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