August 24, 1999
ILLINOIS MAN WINS TRUCK AT MISSOURI STATE FAIR
An Illinois man’s trek across Missouri to the State Fair in Sedalia paid off after his name was drawn to win a brand new 1999 Dodge Ram pickup truck and $500. Lee Hoffmann of Dupo, Ill., said he came to the Missouri State Fair to see the lottery’s "Second Chance for Fun & Fortune" game show on Aug. 14.
While at the fair, Hoffmann entered non-winning tickets he purchased there for a chance to be selected in a daily drawing for 10 prizes of $100. Hoffmann’s name was drawn that same night.
On the final day of the fair, all 110 tickets drawn to win the daily $100 prizes during the 11-day fair were entered into the grand-prize drawing, and Hoffmann’s ticket was selected to win the truck.
In addition to the truck and $500, the lottery paid state and federal withholding taxes on Hoffmann’s prize package.