April 21, 2008
Missouri Lottery Spring Promotions Pump Up the Muscle and the Power
The Missouri Lottery is showing some muscle with two upcoming promotions - the "Muscle Up" Scratchers promotion and the Powerball Power Play 10X promotion.
The "Muscle Up
" promotion, beginning March 29, offers three grand prizes of a 2008 Dodge® Viper® SRT10 Coupe plus $500, a prize valued at approximately $90,845. Also during the promotion, 15 players will win a trip to the beach of their choice and 90 players will each win $500 cash.
"This is the first time we’re offered a vehicle of this class in a promotion," said Nicole Baldwin, promotions manager for the Missouri Lottery. "We’re excited to be kicking off spring with this promotion that offers a different prize to our players."
To enter the promotion, players need to submit $10 worth of any combination of the three eligible Scratchers tickets for this promotion. The eligible games are: "Big Money," a $5 game; "Winning Fever," a $2 game; and "Cold Hard Cash," a $1 game.
Three drawings will be held during the promotion to award the prizes. One 2008 Dodge® Viper® SRT10 Coupe, five beach trips and 30 $500 cash prizes will be awarded in each drawing. The Missouri Lottery will pay standard federal and state taxes for the vehicle and trip prizes based on the total prize values.
Players may enter the "Muscle Up" promotion by submitting 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:
"Muscle Up" Promotion
P.O. Box 105941
Jefferson City, MO 65110-5941
The entry deadlines and drawing dates for the promotion are:
||Tuesday, April 22
||Thursday, May 1
||Tuesday, May 13
||Thursday, May 22
||Tuesday, June 10
||Thursday, June 19
The Lottery is also turning up the power with the Powerball Power Play 10X promotion. Missouri Powerball players who use Power Play will have the chance to multiply their winnings up to 10 times during the Power Play 10X
promotion, which runs from March 30 through April 30. This means players who win the second-level $200,000 prize could win $2 million, and the third-level prize could go from $10,000 to $100,000.
For an extra $1 per play, Powerball’s Power Play feature offers the chance to multiply prizes other than the jackpot by two, three, four or five times their normal value. Before each Wednesday and Saturday Powerball drawing, a wheel is spun to select the draw’s Power Play number. The wheel has 16 spaces that are labeled as follows: 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5 and 5.
During the promotion, one of the "5s" will be removed from the Power Play wheel and replaced with the number "10." This allows players the chance to multiply the prize 10 times its normal value during the promotion, whenever the "10" is selected as the Power Play number.
"It is guaranteed that the ’10’ will come up at least once during the promotion," said Scott White, on-line product manager for the Missouri Lottery. "If it doesn’t happen by the time the promotion ends on April 30, the promotion will continue until the ’10’ is drawn.