August 2, 2000
LOTTERY TO OFFER TRIP AROUND THE WORLD
Missouri Lottery players will get a second chance to win a trip around the world in the upcoming "Luckytown World Traveler" promotion, which starts Aug. 7. A similar promotion was held last December.
Players can enter the "Luckytown World Traveler" promotion using an entry form produced with the purchase of a $3 Daily Game Sampler ticket between Aug. 7 and Sept. 2. 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.
The grand prize, which will be drawn Sept. 20, is a 24-day trip for two around the world or $25,000 tax paid.* 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. The Lottery will also pay 28 percent federal and 4 percent state withholding taxes on the prize package.
Ten other first-place prizes of $1,000 cash will be drawn that day, along with 25 sets of two tickets to the Oct. 15 St. Louis professional football game plus $250 cash as second-place prizes.
The Missouri Lottery began offering the Daily Game Sampler to players last December. To kick off the new play method, the Lottery held the "Millennium World Traveler Promotion," in which John Immen of Bella Vista, Ark., won the grand prize and chose the $25,000 cash - taxes paid.
* Twenty-eight percent federal and 4 percent state taxes are withheld from the total prize amount of $36,764.70 to provide $25,000 cash at the time of redemption. Depending on personal income, winners may owe additional taxes for the prize, or they may receive a refund.