2008-05-15 08:38:25.877

Springfield Woman Wins Dodge Viper In Lottery Promotion

Story Photo Nancy Johnson, Springfield, became the first Missouri Lottery player to win a 2008 Dodge® Viper® SRT10 Coupe plus $500 in the "Muscle Up" promotion.  Johnson’s entry was selected to win the grand prize in a drawing held on May 1.

"I’ve been so excited that I’ve been a basket case since I got the letter (saying I won)," Johnson said.

Johnson, 57, said her aunt called her the day of the drawing to tell her that she was listed as the "Muscle Up" grand-prize winner on the Lottery’s Web site.

"I thought it wasn’t me because there are three Nancy Johnsons where I work," she said.

Johnson, a secretary for Cox South in Springfield, said she plans to take the cash value of the prize, which is $90,845 tax paid.*  She plans to use the prize money to buy a house.

In addition to Johnson’s prize, five players won a trip to their favorite beach plus $500 spending money, and 30 players won $500.
The "Muscle Up" promotion began on March 29.  Players can enter by submitting $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.  Players can enter as often as they like.

There are two more drawings to be held in the "Muscle Up" promotion.  Each drawing will award one 2008 Dodge® Viper® SRT10 Coupe, five beach trips and 30 prizes of $500.  The next drawing deadline is May 13 at 5 p.m., with the drawing to be held on May 22.
Players can enter the drawing online at Molottery.com, hand deliver entries to any Missouri Lottery office or mail them to the Lottery. 

Entries should be mailed to this address only:

"Muscle Up" Promotion
Missouri Lottery
P.O. Box 105941
Jefferson City, MO 65110-5941

For a complete winners list and more information about "Muscle Up," go to the promotion details page.

* The Missouri Lottery will pay 25 percent federal and 4 percent state withholding taxes for the grand prize based on its value.  Depending on personal income, winners might owe additional taxes for the prize, or they might be entitled to a refund.  Total value of the top prize is $127,950.71.  After withholdings, the winner will receive $90,845.

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