2002-05-20 08:17:59.0


Story Photo 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 $70,000, bringing his total winnings to date to $111,381. Elledge will return again next week as the champion in hopes to continue his two-week winning streak. Elledge purchased his qualifying ticket at Pick-A-Dilly Quik Stop in Hannibal. The store received $5,569.05, 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: *James Crawford, St. Louis (63112)*, won $6,743; *Cheryl Ahrens, Wellsville, won $4,361 & $500 worth of Citgo cash cards; *Crystal Schwentker, O’Fallon, won $800; *Mary Gibson, Morse Mill, won $600; *Linda Stewart, Lebanon, won $600 and $300 worth of "Luck of the Dice" Scratchers tickets; *Dave Owens, Versailles, won $600. Nine home partners won a total of $2,422 on the show. Georgia Davis, Arnold, won $1,000; Dave Green, Malden, won $575; Melissa Tabor, Fairview, won $437; Myrna Banday, St. Robert, won $100; Ken Boyd, Galena, won $80; Shirley Swanson, Deepwater, Ed Root, Blackwater, and Kari Carey, St. Louis (63104)*, won $60 each; and Orville Dixon, St. Charles, 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

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