March 24, 2011
Home Improvements on the Horizon for Hollister Promotion Winner
A Hollister man’s home improvement budget just got a bit more flexible, thanks to winning a $5,000 gift card to The Home Depot® in the Missouri Lottery’s Show Me Cash “D.I.Y Dough” promotion.
Arla Markin, a retired chiropractor, had planned on purchasing laminated flooring for his home anyway, but the gift card provided the extra funds needed to get the project started sooner than he had anticipated.
“It’s definitely a blessing,” said Markin, who added that as soon as he and his wife of 23 years receive the gift card, they will be “heading to The Home Depot®.”
In addition to home improvements, the first-time Lottery winner also plans to make a friend’s life easier with his prize.
“I’ve got a good friend who is a carpenter on bad times,” he explained. “His saw broke down, so I’m going to get him one of those double-edged saws.”
“Never in a million years” did Markin think he’d win a grand prize in the first “D.I.Y Dough” drawing. He summed up his experience by noting that he’s “excited and thankful” for his good fortune.
The Missouri Lottery’s Show Me Cash “D.I.Y. Dough” promotion runs through April 3. Each time a player makes a Show Me Cash purchase with EZ Match, they’ll receive a “D.I.Y. Dough” Bonus Raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize in one of the promotional drawings.
Once a week during the promotion, a drawing will occur among all Bonus Raffle numbers issued that week. Eight lucky grand-prize winners will receive their choice of a $5,000 Lowe’s ® or The Home Depot® gift card, 32 players will win $1,000 Lowe’s ® or The Home Depot® gift cards and 400 players will take home $100 in cash.