May 14, 2002
HANNIBAL MAN WINS AGAIN ON GAME SHOW
A technical designer from Hannibal won again on the Missouri Lottery’s "Fun & Fortune" television game show, which aired this past weekend.
Tom Elledge, 35, competed in the show’s "$10,000 Championship" round where he 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, Elledge won $30,000, bringing his total winnings to date to $41,381. Elledge will return again next week as the champion.
Elledge purchased his qualifying ticket at Pick-A-Dilly Quik Stop in Hannibal. The store received $2,069.05, an amount equal to 5 percent of Elledge’s winnings, for selling the qualifying ticket.
The other contestants and their winnings from last weekend’s show are:
* Eric Deckard, Niangua, won $6,817;
* Marvin Jones, Kensington, won $1,100;
* Wallace Martin, St. Louis (63136)*, won $600;
* Ted Hooten, Trumann, Ark., won $600 and Kas A Designs jewelry set;
* Barb McDonough, Wood River, Ill., won $600;
* Ed "Bud" Tower, Marshfield, won $600.
Nine home partners won a total of $2,182 on the show. Tina Asberry, Dittmer, won $1,000; Robert Curry, St. Louis (63116)*, won $682; Natividad Alvarado, Kansas City, won $110; Norman Yunger, Pleasant Hill, won $100; Delores Boyd, Fenton, Stephon Smith, Independence, Jennifer Morris, Waynesville, and James Pitchford, Edwardsville, Ill., all won $60 each; and Jamey Kleffner, Freeburg, 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