November 28, 2009

'Tools 4 School' Deadline Approaching!

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Attention all current and former A+ program recipients:  There are only two weeks left to enter the Missouri Lottery “Tools 4 School” contest!  During the “Tools 4 School:  The A+ Giveaway” promotion, which is designed to highlight the student achievement required to participate in this program, 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.  Entries must be received by Nov. 30 in order to be eligible.

The Missouri Lottery currently provides 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.  

“This contest is a wonderful opportunity for a student to win a handy electronic device, while promoting the benefits of this great program,” said Susan Goedde, communications manager for the Missouri Lottery.

Students who are using or have used A+ funds to attend a post-secondary institution are invited to enter the promotion at  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.

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

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