June 3, 2002
ST. LOUIS WOMAN WINS $4,652 ON GAME SHOW
A homemaker from St. Louis (63043)* won $4,652 on the Missouri Lottery’s "Fun & Fortune" television game show, which aired this past weekend.
Peg Bruno, 62, competed in the show’s "9 Ball" preliminary round where she won $3,652 and a seat in the "$10,000 Championship" round. During the later round, Bruno won an additional $1,000 for a total to date of $4,652. Bruno will return again next week as the champion.
Bruno purchased her qualifying ticket at Schnucks Market, 12305 Natural Bridge in Bridgeton. The store received $232.60, an amount equal to 5 percent of Bruno’s winnings, for selling the qualifying ticket.
The other contestants and their winnings from last weekend’s show are:
*Jerry Callahan, Boss, won $6,184;
*Paul Foote, Laquey, won $800;
*Daniel Fitzgerald, Cedar Hill, won $800;
*Jerry Mertz, St. Louis (63128)*, won $700;
*Charles Shiverdeck, Festus, won $500.
Nine home partners won a total of $1,465 on the show. Gene Todd, Troy, won $619; Bill Ward, Joplin, won $366; Marcella Yocum, St. Louis (63146)*, won $100; Jeffrey Bradshaw, Independence, and Alonzo Smith, St. Louis (63114)*, each won $80; Thomas Cunningham, St. Louis (63115)*, won $70; and Norman Martin, Liberty, Kristin Froning, Springfield, and Bob Maxwell, Fulton, 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.
"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