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May 29, 2012

Villa Ridge Promotion Winner Chooses Cash Prize

audio icon The grand-prize winner in the Missouri Lottery “Outdoor Giveaway” promotion has opted for a cash prize. Tiffany Streams, 29, turned in the winning Bonus Raffle ticket to the St. Louis Lottery office on May 18. The Villa Ridge woman had the option of a new vehicle or $30,500, and she opted for the cash. Streams said she didn’t even know she was a winner until her boyfriend’s mother scanned her tickets on a Check-A-Ticket machine.
    
“I just had them lying in the car, and she checked them and said, ‘Do you know you are a winner?’ I said, ‘Oh, really? Okay.’ It was pretty cool,” recalled Streams.
   
As the grand-prize winner in the promotion, Streams could choose between two new vehicles or cash. The mother-of-three, with one on the way, selected the cash prize, but is still considering buying a new car.
   
“I think I’ll get my boyfriend a new work truck, and help family,” she added.  “It’s definitely going to help. Things were going pretty rotten, and it got a lot better pretty quick.”
   
Outdoor Giveaway” was a Bonus Raffle promotion that ran April 15 through May 13. Pick 3 and Pick 4 players who purchased a $2 or greater ticket for the current drawing received a Bonus Raffle ticket for the promotion. In each of the four weekly drawings, 10 patio entertainment packages and 100 prizes of $500 were awarded. One grand-prize winner was selected on May 15 to win their choice of a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon or the cash option of $30,500. The winning Bonus Raffle number was 3400249200.

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