2002-07-15 05:43:14.0


A cashier from New Haven won $7,784 on the Missouri Lottery’s "Fun & Fortune" television game show, which aired this past weekend. Margaret "Peggy" Klophaus, 46, competed in the show’s "9 Ball" preliminary round where she won $2,784 and a seat in the "$10,000 Championship" round. During the later round, Klophaus won $10,000 but opted to risk losing half or increasing to nearly $250,000 during the "Mega Multiplier" bonus round. In the end, Klophaus won an additional $5,000 for a total to date of $7,784. She will return again next week as the champion. Klophaus purchased her qualifying ticket at Kuhlmann’s Conoco in New Haven. The store received $389.27, an amount equal to 5 percent of Klophaus’ winnings, for selling the qualifying ticket. The other contestants and their winnings from last weekend’s show are: *Patsy Moss, Cadet, won $3,694; *James McCormick, Louisiana, won $700 and $300 worth of "Gold Fever" Scratchers tickets; *L.B. "Woodie" Black, St. Louis (63115)*, won $600; *Charlie Newland, Auxvasse, won $600; *Ken Hancock, Republic, won $500. Nine home partners won a total of $1,988 on the show. Jackie Morris, Bonne Terre, won $1,000; Paul Bales, Waynesville, won $369; Valerie Watkins, Jefferson City, won $279; John Pettit, West Plains, won $70; Jim Nappier, Union and Frances Compton, Poplar Bluff, both won $60 each; Marsha Boyer, De Soto, Sandy Porter, Overland, and Virginia Detring, Bismarck, 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

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