January 19, 2011
One Lucky Shopper to Sail Away with the Missouri Lottery
One lucky shopper and their guest will be headed on a Royal Caribbean® luxury cruise vacation just by buying a ticket and entering a second-chance promotion at one of three mall events held in January and February. The events are part of the Missouri Lottery’s 25th anniversary celebration.
“We have two new Scratchers games to celebrate our 25th anniversary,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery. “One of those tickets, called ‘Missouri Lottery’s 25th Anniversary Cruise,’ offers players a chance to win a cruise instantly, and we thought it would be exciting to give one away through the mall promotions.
“When people dream about an anniversary trip, they often think cruises. That is one reason we chose the cruise packages for one of our 25th anniversary games,” Reardon explained.
The Lottery plans to hold events from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations:
- Jan. 22 – St. Louis Mills, 5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd., Hazelwood
- Jan. 29 – Independence Center, 2035 Independence Center Drive, Independence
- Feb. 5 – Battlefield Mall, 2825 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield
To enter the promotion, players will need to purchase one of several Scratchers tickets available for sale at the event. Players can then submit one ticket of any amount. At each of the three locations, the Lottery will draw 25 preliminary winners to get $25 worth of Scratchers tickets and to advance to the grand-prize drawing, which will be held the week of Feb. 7 at Missouri Lottery headquarters.
“Who wouldn’t like to win a luxury cruise for two on a Royal Caribbean® ship,” Reardon said. “The Lottery will even provide a new set of luggage, $1,000 in ship credit and we will pay withholding taxes on the prize package, which is worth more than $19,000.”
In addition to the second-chance prize giveaway, the Lottery will also be holding various games and a ball toss promotion during each event.
“Come out and have some fun with us in a warm mall,” said Reardon. “Who knows? You might just win the trip of a lifetime.”
In addition to the $5 “Missouri Lottery’s 25th Anniversary Cruise” Scratchers ticket, which offers cash prizes up to $75,000 and more than 25 cruise prizes instantly, the Lottery is also offering a $10 Scratchers ticket called, “Missouri Lottery’s Silver Anniversary.” The game offers cash prizes up to $250,000 and the chance to enter monthly drawings for 25 prizes of $1,000. Those monthly winners will be entered into the grand-prize drawing, held on Jan. 20, 2012 – the Lottery’s 26th anniversary – for a chance to win $1 million.
* Cruise winners will have the option of selecting from various Royal Caribbean® International cruise vacations, subject to availability and the terms of the “Missouri Lottery Anniversary Cruise” game.