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October 25, 2009

Missouri Lottery to Provide 'Tools 4 School'

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The Missouri Lottery is proud to currently provide 86 percent of the funding for Missouri’s A+ Schools Program, which has helped more than 44,100 students attend community college or a career or technical school since 1997.  To highlight the student achievement required to participate in this program, the Missouri Lottery has created a special prize drawing just for A+ students. 

During the “Tools 4 School:  The A+ Giveaway” promotion, one grand-prize winner will win $1,000, and three first-prize winners will receive $400 in prize money to put toward a laptop, iPod touch or other school essentials. 

From Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, students who are using or have used A+ funds to attend a post-secondary institution are invited to enter the promotion at Molottery.com.  No purchase is necessary.  To enter, students should complete the online entry form in full, share how they benefited from the A+ program and attach a photo. 

Some entries may be used as feature stories on the Lottery’s Web site to depict the far-reaching positive effects the A+ Schools Program continues to have on Missouri students and our communities.

“A lot of people probably don’t realize how hard these students work to participate in the program,” said Larry Jansen, executive director of the Missouri Lottery.  “In addition to meeting attendance and grade requirements, they also provide many hours of valuable mentoring services within their own communities.”

Full details and rules for the “Tools 4 School:  The A+ Giveaway” promotion can be found at Molottery.com.  For more facts about Missouri’s A+ Schools Program, administered by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, visit www.dese.mo.gov.


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