2008-09-04 16:18:04.153

Independence Woman, Holts Summit Man Win $10,000 In Promotion

Judy Barnett, Independence, and Mike Acree, Holts Summit, are both $10,000 richer after winning the first prize in the Missouri Lottery’s second and third drawings for the "Take It Home II" promotion.  Six other players also won $1,000 cash prizes in each of the drawings.  Barnett won the first prize in the second drawing on Aug. 22, and Acree won in the third drawing on Aug. 29.

Barnett had double the luck.  She was a second-prize winner of $1,000 in the first “Take It Home II” drawing.

“I find it difficult to believe,” Barnett said.  “I’m hoping for that $300,000 prize next.”

Barnett plans to use her prize money to pay off her car, and she might save some of the money for Christmas shopping.

Acree plans to use his prize money for a down payment on a house.  He recently moved back to Missouri from Florida and has been looking for a house with his family.

Acree found out he had won the first-prize when he stopped by Lottery headquarters to drop off entries for the next drawing.  He asked a Lottery employee if the winners had been announced yet, and she replied that the winner was “a fellow from Holts Summit.”

“That would be me,” Acree joked.  “I’m from Holts Summit.”

After checking the winners list, the Lottery employee confirmed that Acree was in fact the $10,000 winner.

The "Take It Home II" promotion, which began July 26, offers one grand prize of $300,000* taxes paid to build or buy a home.  The total prize value is $422,000.

To enter the promotion, players need to submit $40 worth of any combination of the four eligible Scratchers tickets.  The eligible games are:  "Lifetime Riches," a $10 game; "$250,000 Mega Cash," a $10 game; "100 Million Dollar Blockbuster," a $10 game; and "4 Million Dollar Cash Bonanza," a $20 game.  Each entry is eligible for one weekly drawing and the grand-prize drawing.

One weekly drawing and the grand-prize drawing remain.  One prize of $10,000 cash and six prizes of $1,000 cash will be awarded in the final weekly drawing.  One grand prize of $300,000 to build or buy a home will be awarded in a grand-prize drawing.  Both drawings will be held on Sept. 12, and the entry deadline is 5 p.m. on Sept. 5.  The Missouri Lottery will pay standard federal and state taxes for the each prize awarded in the promotion.

Players may enter the "Take It Home II" 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:

"Take It Home II" Promotion
Missouri Lottery
P.O. Box 105656
Jefferson City, MO 65110-5656

For more information about the "Take It Home II" promotion, visit Molottery.com.

*  The Missouri Lottery will pay standard federal and state withholding taxes on each prize awarded in the promotion.  Prize winners will be responsible for any additional applicable taxes. 

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