January 3, 2008
Springfield Woman Wins Grand Prize in Lottery Promotion
A Springfield woman celebrated the new year right when her entry was drawn to win the top prize of a Jeep® Wrangler plus $500 in the Missouri Lottery’s "Holiday in the Driveway" promotion. Susie David’s entry was drawn in the second drawing for the promotion on Dec. 20, 2007.
David, 57, said she plans to choose the cash option of the prize, which is $33,000 taxes paid.* She said she is going back to school to pursue a degree, so she plans to use the money for school expenses, to pay off her car and put the rest of it in the bank. "I cannot tell you how excited I am," David said about winning the top prize. "This is great timing - with the New Year, and I just celebrated my birthday and school starting. It couldn’t have come at a better time."
In addition to David’s prize, 20 other players won $1,000 for gas and 50 winners received $500 cash. One drawing remains 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 Chevrolet® Avalanche truck plus $500 will be awarded in the third drawing on Jan. 17. The winner of the vehicle will have the option to take the vehicle or the $41,000 cash value of the prize.
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 the remaining drawing. Deadline for entry into the final drawing is at 5 p.m. on Jan. 8.
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
P.O. Box 105656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-5656
for more information about the "Holiday in the Driveway" promotion.
* 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 $46,478.87.