KC AREA PLAYERS WIN ALL THREE EXPLORERS; ONE WITH ENTRY OBTAINED AT STATE FAIR
What does a homemaker from Independence, a firefighter for the city of Kansas City and the president of Kansas City’s jazz district redevelopment all have in common? All three won 1999 Limited Edition Ford Explorers after their names were selected Monday in the third weekly drawing of the Missouri Lottery’s "Explor-A-Thon Mega Summer Spectacular" promotion. Albert "Al" Fleming, 63, and Roy Youmans Jr., 52, both of Kansas City, and Penny Collins, 40, of Independence, each will receive an Explorer package worth more than $43,000.
In addition to three Explorer winners, 500 entrants were drawn to win a $20 gift certificate to Sam Goody music store. (See complete list at www.molottery.com)
Collins said she and her family were at the State Fair on Aug. 13 - Friday the 13th - when they decided to buy $10 worth of lottery tickets. She and her husband, Andy, bought $5 worth of Scratchers tickets and $5 worth of Powerball plays at the lottery booth so they would get two free T-shirts, one for each of their 5-year-old twins. With the $5 Powerball purchase, one entry form was generated for the promotion. It was the only entry Collins submitted in the drawing of more than 121,000 entries.
Youmans, a firefighter for Kansas City for the past 28 years, said a new Ford Explorer was "perfect." Youmans said he submitted approximately 12 entries for the promotion since it started. His entry was generated after he bought lottery tickets at Country Club Apple Market, 3508 NE Vivion Road in Kansas City.
Fleming, the president of the Kansas City jazz district redevelopment, said he also plans to keep his new vehicle. Fleming said he sent in approximately 15 entries during the promotion. The entry that was drawn was produced at Meiners Plaza Market, 4807 Jefferson in Kansas City.
Promotion entry forms are automatically generated by the lottery terminals with each $5 purchase of Powerball, Missouri Lotto, SHOW ME 5, Pick 4 or Pick 3 for the current drawing until Sept. 4. Players should complete the entry form and either hand-deliver it to a Missouri Lottery office or mail it to:
PO Box 104711
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4711
Two more weekly drawings will be held on Aug. 30 and Sept. 7 with deadlines for the drawings being 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to the drawing. Three Limited Edition Ford Explorer packages and 500 $20 gift certificates to Sam Goody will be awarded in each weekly drawing.
On Sept. 13, the grand-prize drawing will be held to award five Limited Edition Ford Explorer packages and 500 $20 gift certificates to Sam Goody. The entry deadline for that drawing is 5 p.m., Sept. 9.
The "Explor-A-Thon Mega Summer Spectacular" promotion is the second of the lottery’s two summer promotions. The Explor-A-Thon promotion gives players a chance to win one of 20 Explorers plus $500 cash, or one of 3,000 $20 gift certificates to Sam Goody. The promotion began July 26 and runs through Sept. 4.