Three Missouri Lottery players might want to start practicing their sprinting and shopping skills after their names were drawn Nov. 7 to win a grand prize in the Lottery’s first “Dashing Through the Snow” holiday promotion. The winners – Stephen Carter of Overland, Lucinda Owens of Poplar Bluff and Robert Umfress of Success – have won the ultimate shopping spree: a trip for two to a 90-second “warehouse dash” for merchandise in Chicago.
“This is the first time we’ve allowed Draw Games tickets to be entered into our second-chance promotions,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery. “We were excited to learn that two of the three grand-prize winners entered using a Draw Games ticket.”
In addition to the three grand-prize winners, 25 first-prize winners were drawn to win $1,000 shopping sprees, and 100 second-prize winners were drawn to win $500 cash. Three more drawings remain in the promotion.
The “Dashing Through the Snow” holiday promotion, which runs through Jan. 7, is the first time both non-winning Scratchers and Draw Game tickets are eligible as entries. Players get one entry for each $1 worth of holiday Scratchers or Draw Games tickets submitted. Draw Games tickets – which include Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto, Show Me Cash, Pick 3, Pick 4 and Club Keno – must be purchased, with all drawings held, between the promotion dates Oct. 19 and Jan. 7, 2014.
The five eligible holiday-themed Scratchers are:
• $10 – “Seasons Greetings” (game 945)
• $5 – “Happy Holidays” (game 946)
• $3 – “Bearing Gifts” (game 948)
• $2 – “Santa Paws” (game 949)
• $1 – “Secret Santa” (game 950)
Players may enter tickets at MOLottery.com through their My Lottery Players Club account. Scratchers tickets submitted online will gain entry into the promotion while simultaneously earning points for the Points For Prizes™ program.
Remaining “Dashing Through the Snow” promotion drawing dates and deadlines are:
Entry Deadline at 5 p.m. Drawing Date
Drawing #2 Monday, Nov. 25 Wednesday, Nov. 27
Drawing #3 Tuesday, Dec. 17 Thursday, Dec. 19
Drawing #4 Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
For a complete set of official promotion rules, visit the Missouri Lottery website at http://www.molottery.com/extras/dashing_snow/rules.shtm.
The Missouri Lottery reminds players not to give Lottery tickets as gifts for children under 18 years old.