January 14, 2000
ARKANSAS MAN WINS TRIP AROUND THE WORLD; 50 OTHERS WIN COMPUTER, NET CONNECTION
John Immen of Bella Vista, Ark., will soon be deciding if he will take the 24-day trip for two around the world or $25,000 cash after his name was drawn Wednesday as the grand-prize winner in the Missouri Lottery’s "Millennium World Traveler Promotion."
In addition to the grand prize, 50 other names were drawn from the more than 42,000 entries submitted to win a new Pony computer system, complete with a printer and two years of unlimited Internet service. Those winners will be notified of their prize by letter during the next two weeks. (See attached list of 50 winners.)
The 24-day trip package for two, worth more than $40,000, includes airfare, accommodations, tours, transfers and some meals during stops in cities like Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Rome, Paris and London.
If Immen chooses not to take the trip package, he will receive $25,000 cash.
The Missouri Lottery will pay 28 percent federal and 4 percent state taxes based on the value of either prize chosen.
Players entered the promotion using an entry form produced with the purchase of a $3 Daily Game Sampler ticket between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31. A Daily Game Sampler combination play consists of a $1 SHOW ME 5 play, a $1 Pick 3 play and a $1 Pick 4 play.
Immen purchased the ticket that produced his winning entry at Hilltop Tobacco Store in Pineville.
The Sampler play was introduced to Missouri Lottery players during this promotion, and it is now offered regularly as a convenient way to play all of the Lottery’s daily games in one transaction.
"MILLENNIUM WORLD TRAVELERS" PROMOTION
Grand-prize - trip around the world or $25,000 cash:
John Immen of Bella Vista, Ark.
50 first-place prizes - Pony computer packages and Internet service (by city):
1. Barb Steen Belle
2. Rochelle Wilks Blue Springs
3. Gary Daves Catawissa
4. Ken Eilermanns Florissant
5. Louis Huber Florissant
6. Jerome Jones Florissant
7. Ken Katke Florissant
8. Charles Newman Jr. Florissant
9. David Sanderson Fulton
10. Dan Lehman Gladstone
11. Victor Roberts Harrison
12. Tim Stack Harrisonville
13. Rose Richardson Hazelwood
14. Roger Bennett Huntsville
15. Howard Clines Jefferson City
16. Ben Beck Kansas City
17. Kurt Kinder Kansas City
18. Igor Papikian Kansas City
19. Kim White Kansas City
20. Wayne White Kansas City
21. Priscilla/Tom Obermeyer/Schaeffer Kimberling City
22. Donald Cain Lathrop
23. Barbara Liesmann Leasburg
24. W. Paul Dubbert Sr. Madison
25. Susan Milligan Maryland Heights
26. Randy Jones Maryville
27. Wanda Fecht Mexico
28. Paul Koelling Mexico
29. Debbie Leabo Richmond
30. R.J. Thomas Senath
31. Gene Crews Sikeston
32. Diane Lynn Johnson St. Charles
33. Clarence Albert St. Joseph
34. John Stendebach St. Joseph
35. Kay Walker St. Joseph
36. Elaine Noynaert St. Joseph
37. Lonnie Butcher St. Joseph
38. Ella Lewis St. Louis
39. Connie Brake St. Louis
40. Leon or Cleo Cook St. Louis
41. Mattie Edwards St. Louis
42. Lil Ezell St. Louis
43. Doris Hill St. Louis
44. Jeff Jordan St. Louis
45. Ted Klefisch St. Louis
46. Jeff Krug St. Louis
47. Mary Ann Pitti St. Louis
48. Eugene Umbright St. Louis
49. Maurice Vaughan St. Roberts
50. Gordon Sanderson Lowell, Ark.