2002-05-17 12:18:22.0


Three more Missouri Lottery players - including two players from Jefferson City - can start packing their bags after their names were drawn to win a trip of their choice to one of five special destinations in Missouri. Barbara Lute and Nathan Shirk, both of Jefferson City, and Anita Branam of Liberty all were selected as trip winners from among 17,920 entries -- 10,543 entered through the Lottery’s Web site and 7,377 entered through the mail -- in the fifth of 10 drawings. The fifth 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 to www.molottery.com and entering the 14-digit serial number from the back of the non-winning "Explore Missouri" ticket. Players also can enter by mailing their tickets to: Explore Missouri, Missouri Lottery, P.O. Box 104711, Jefferson City, Mo., 65110-4711. The Lottery will conduct five more drawings to award 15 more trips, three per drawing. The remaining deadlines and drawing dates are as follows: ENTRY DEADLINES DRAWING DATES 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 also will pay withholding taxes on both prizes. For a complete list of trip winners and more information on the game and promotion, visit the Lottery’s Web site at www.molottery.com.

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