January 24, 2008
Lonedell Man Wins $100,000 Prize in Lottery Raffle
A Lonedell man is $100,000 richer after his 10-digit raffle number matched one of the numbers drawn in the Million-Dollar Raffle drawing on Jan. 21. Tony Siorek, 55, won one of two $100,000 prizes offered in the game. He purchased his winning ticket at Schnucks Market, 2073 Schnucks Crossing in Washington.
In addition to Siorek’s prize, one lucky player in St. Louis won the $1 million top prize and a player in St. Joseph won the other $100,000 prize. Three hundred players won the third-level prize of $500.
The Million-Dollar Raffle was a Numbers Game that was a modern version of a traditional raffle. For $10, players could purchase a ticket with a 10-digit raffle number. Tickets were sold in sequential order from Nov. 12, 2007, through Jan. 19, when the game sold out. With only 250,000 tickets available for purchase, the game offered the best chance ever to win $1 million.