2008-06-10 12:31:43.063

Doniphan Man Wins Dodge Viper In Lottery Promotion

Story Photo Daniel Sanders, Doniphan, became the second Missouri Lottery player to win a 2008 Dodge® Viper® SRT10 Coupe plus $500 in the "Muscle Up" promotion.  Sanders’ entry was selected to win the grand prize in a drawing held on May 22.

Sanders, 21, said a friend of his father called the morning after the drawing to say that he was listed as the grand-prize winner on Molottery.com.  Sanders’ father verified that he was the winner and woke him to tell him the good news.

"I’m still in shock," Sanders said when he claimed his prize on May 28.

Sanders, a farmer, took the cash option of the prize, which is $90,845 tax paid.*  He said he plans to invest his prize money.  Sanders is also considering purchasing a restored Ford Ranchero from the ’70s and taking a trip to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark.

In addition to Sanders’ 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 is one more drawing to be held in the "Muscle Up" promotion.  The final drawing will award one 2008 Dodge® Viper® SRT10 Coupe, five beach trips and 30 prizes of $500.  The next drawing deadline is June 10 at 5 p.m., with the drawing to be held on June 19.

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 Molottery.com.

* 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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