2008-10-23 14:27:02.763

Florissant Man Wins Five Years Free Gas

Story Photo A Florissant man has the kindness of his mother to thank for his full tank of gas - five years worth to be exact.  George Miller, 47, of Florissant was the grand-prize winner of the Missouri Lottery’s "Show Me Cash Free Gas Sweepstakes," which awarded the grand prize winner *five years worth of free gasoline in a drawing on Oct. 14.  The winning ticket was sold at Schnucks Market, 74 Grandview Plaza Shopping Center in Florissant.

Miller, a DHL delivery driver, explained that his mother actually won the grand prize.  The win was no surprise to Miller, because he noted that his mother was the lucky one in the family.

"My mom is always the one who wins," said Miller.  "I’ve helped her financially in the past, so she said if she won the gas, she’d give it to me as a way of repaying me."

Miller, who has family in Florida and Boston, is planning to visit his relatives more often now that he has won five years worth of free gasoline.

"It’s just a blessing from God," said Miller.

To learn more about the "Show Me Cash Free Gas Sweepstakes," visit Molottery.com.

* Based on average annual mileage of 12,000 miles, fuel consumption of 20 miles per gallon of gasoline and a price of $4 per gallon of gasoline.  The cash value of the prize equals $12,000.  The Missouri Lottery paid standard federal and state withholding taxes for the grand prize based on the total prize value.  The winner is responsible for any additional applicable taxes.

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