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December 7, 2007

Glasgow Woman Wins Grand Prize in Lottery Promotion

Rhonda Squires, Glasgow, started off the holiday season right when her entry was drawn to win the top prize of a Pontiac® Solstice plus $500 in the Missouri Lottery’s "Holiday in the Driveway" promotion. Squires’s entry was drawn in the first drawing for the promotion on Nov. 29.
Squires, 50, chose the cash option of the prize, which is $30,000 taxes paid.* She plans to use her prize to pay off some bills and to have a nice Christmas. She submitted one $10 entry for the promotion.
"It’s going to be a nice Christmas," Squires said. "I think I’m going to make some life-changing decisions with this prize."
In addition to Squires’ prize, 20 players won $1,000 for gas and 50 winners received $500 cash.
Two drawings remain in the "Holiday in the Driveway" promotion. For a chance to win, players can enter the promotion by submitting $10 worth of any combination of eligible tickets. The eligible tickets for the promotion are "Season’s Greetings," a $5 game; "Frosty Bingo," a $2 game; "Happy Holidays," a $2 game; "Merry Money," a $1 game; "Lifetime Riches," a $10 game; "$250,000 Mega Cash," a $10 game; and "100 Million Dollar Blockbuster," a $10 game.
A new Jeep® Wrangler plus $500 will be awarded in the second drawing on Dec. 20. The winner of the vehicle will have the option to take the vehicle or the $33,000 cash value of the prize. A new Chevrolet® Avalanche truck plus $500 cash or its cash value of $41,000 will be awarded in the third drawing on Jan. 17. The Lottery will pay the standard withholding taxes for the grand prizes.
In addition to the grand prize, there will be 20 winners drawn to win $1,000 for gas and 50 winners drawn for to win $500 cash in each of the remaining drawings.
Players may enter the "Holiday in the Driveway" promotion by entering their eligible non-winning tickets on the Lottery’s Web site at Molottery.com. Entries may also be dropped off at a Missouri Lottery office in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield or Jefferson City, or they can be mailed to:
"Holiday in the Driveway" Promotion
Missouri Lottery
P.O. Box 105656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-5656
The remaining entry deadlines and drawing dates for the promotion are:
•    Drawing #2 – deadline Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m., with the drawing on Thursday, Dec. 20; and
 •    Drawing #3 – deadline Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at 5 p.m., with the drawing on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008.
 For more information about the "Holiday in the Driveway" promotion, visit Molottery.com.
* The Missouri Lottery will pay 25 percent federal and 4 percent state withholding taxes for the prize based on its value. Depending on personal income, winners may owe additional taxes for the prize, or they may be entitled to a refund. Total value of this prize is $42,253.52





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