2002-05-27 09:40:18.0


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 a brand new Ford Explorer Limited, bringing his total winnings to date to $157,070.63. Elledge will return again next week as the champion in hopes to continue his three-week winning streak. Elledge purchased his qualifying ticket at Pick-A-Dilly Quik Stop in Hannibal. The store received $7,579.74, 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: -- Jim Immel, Perry, won $4,632; -- Dan Dillon, O’Fallon, won $1,356 and a Bose Wave radio/CD player; -- Chester Reynolds, Joplin, won $800; -- Rebecca Gray, Novinger, won $800; -- Danielle Asberry, Rolla, won $600; -- Rose Presley, Fairmont City, won $500. Nine home partners won a total of $1,971 on the show. Gordon Hartweger, St. Louis (63146)*, won $1,000; Glenda Peckinpaugh, Union, won $464; Sharon Evans, Richland, won $137; Ken Cook, Columbia, and Marsha Bernstein, St. Louis (63146)*, won $80 each; Linda Eickhoff, Sedalia, won $60; James Gooch, Lebanon, Bobby Foster, Butler, and Jim Miller, Imperial, all won $50 each. 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. *denotes zip code for coverage determination

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