April 8, 2002
MEXICO WOMAN WON $43,856 IN CASH AND PRIZES ON GAME SHOW
A nursing home administrator from Mexico, who served as a proxy for her friend, won $43,856 in cash and prizes on the Missouri Lottery’s "Fun & Fortune" television game show, which aired this past weekend.
De De Kennemore served as a proxy for her friend, Janet Preston of Mexico, and competed in the show’s "9 Ball" preliminary round where she won $3,257, a Cerwin Vega surround sound system and a seat in the "$10,000 Championship" round.
During the later round, Kennemore won $10,000 but opted to risk losing half or increasing it to possibly $250,000 in the "Mega Multiplier" bonus round. In that round, Kennemore won $40,000 for Preston, bringing her total winnings to date to $43,856 in cash and prizes. Kennemore will return again next week as the champion’s proxy.
Preston purchased her qualifying ticket at Darby’s Country Mart in Mexico. The store received $2,162.85, an amount equal to 5 percent of Preston’s winnings, for selling the qualifying ticket.
The other contestants and their winnings from last weekend’s show are:
*Cora Holmes, Lone Jack, won $8,928, an Orvis luggage set and $300 worth of "Lucky 7s" Scratchers tickets;
*Sheryl Wood, Boonville, won $700;
*Harry Reed, Eldon, won $700;
*Dorothy Baysinger, Fulton, won $700;
*Theta Brandt, Pacific, won $600.
Nine home partners won a total of $2,629 on the show. Beth Richards, St. Louis (63136)*, won $1,000; Jimmy Davis, Jefferson City, won $883; Nolana Franklin, Columbia, won $326; Helen Price, Nixa, won $100; Angela Yeater, Sedalia, Chris Hilke, Jefferson City, and Ancil Richardson, Rolla, all won $70 each; Donald Wagoner, Florissant, won $60; and Mindy Wheat, Gravois Mills, won $50.
Six contestants and nine home partners are selected each week. To become a contestant on "Fun & Fortune," you must play the Lottery’s Scratchers game by the same name. Match any of "Your Numbers" to either of the "Fun & Fortune Numbers" to win the prize shown. If the numbers match and the prize won is a television symbol, you are automatically a contestant on the game show; if the numbers match and the prize won is an "ENTRY" prize, you can send it in for a chance for your name to be drawn as a contestant or home partner. Stage contestants could win more than $250,000 in the weekly show.
"Fun & Fortune" airs on these television stations at the following times:
Cablevision, Channel 42 in Caruthersville Saturday at 8:25 a.m.
KMBC-TV, Channel 9 in Kansas City Saturday at 5 p.m.
KTVI-TV, Channel 2 in St. Louis Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
KMIZ-TV, Channel 17 in Columbia Saturday at 6 p.m.
WGEM-TV, Channel 10 in Hannibal Saturday at 6 p.m.
TCI, Channel 36 in Springfield Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
*denotes zip code for coverage determination