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April 19, 2002

FIRST TRIPS AWARDED IN EXPLORE MISSOURI PROMOTION

Three Missouri Lottery players can start packing their suitcases after their names were drawn to win a trip of their choice to one of five special destinations in Missouri. Maryon Walker of St. Joseph, Paula Malone of Kansas City and Jeanette Letherman of Springfield all were selected as trip winners from among 16,937 entries - 10,301 through the Lottery’s Web site and 6,636 through the mail - in the first of 10 drawings. The first drawing was held today. The promotion, which began April 6, is a joint effort between the Missouri Lottery and the Missouri Division of Tourism. A total of 30 Missouri weekend getaway trip prize packages, provided by the Division of Tourism, will be awarded in the Lottery’s second-chance promotion. To participate, players can purchase a $2 "Explore Missouri" Scratchers ticket. Players can win cash prizes of up to $20,000 or one of five 2002 Ford Explorers and $500 cash in the instant-win game. If the ticket is a non-winner, the player can enter on-line by logging on www.molottery.com and entering the 14-digit serial number on the back of their non-winning ticket. Players can also enter by mailing their tickets to: Explore Missouri, Missouri Lottery, P.O. Box 104711, Jefferson City, Mo., 65110-4711. The Lottery will conduct nine more drawings to award 27 more trips, three per drawing. The remaining deadlines and drawing dates are as follows: ENTRY DEADLINES.........DRAWING DATES April 19................April 26 April 26................May 3 May 3...................May 10 May 10..................May 17 May 17..................May 24 May 24..................May 31 May 31..................June 7 June 7..................June 14 June 14.................June 21 In addition to a chance to win a new Ford Explorer or a Missouri trip package, the Missouri Lottery will also pay withholding taxes on both prizes. For more information, visit the Lottery’s Web site at www.molottery.com.





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