2002-08-09 10:24:44.0


Story Photo A Bland woman’s Missouri Lottery ticket was drawn to make her the seventh contestant in the "Fun & Fortune Wheel Spin" for a chance to win up to $250,000. On Aug. 9, the Lottery drew 10 finalists from "Fun & Fortune" wheel spin entries submitted the previous week. Each finalist will receive $500, and one of those 10 finalists - Cheryl Nilges of Bland - was drawn to be a contestant in the wheel spin on August 23.

The nine other finalists selected in the first preliminary drawing to win $500 are: Ruth Andrae of St. Peters, Terry Middleton of Owensville, Clifford Gensler of Nelson, George Hager of Raytown, Donald Mitchell of St. Louis (63147)*, Vernell Bornhop of Wentzville, Paul Borst of Cape Fair, Heather Charbauski of Alton and Kristina Laramore of Hermann.

The new "Fun & Fortune Wheel Spin," which replaced the televised "Fun & Fortune" game show, offers players more chances to win and bigger prizes.

For a chance to win $500 and to spin the wheel, players need to buy a new $2 "Fun & Fortune" Scratchers ticket. If the ticket is a winner and the prize won is ENTRY, the ticket should be mailed to the Lottery’s headquarters to be placed in a weekly drawing. Each week, 10 of these ENTRY tickets will be drawn, and those winners will receive $500 each. In addition, one of the 10 preliminary winners will be drawn for a chance to spin the wheel and win from $2,500 to $250,000.

The "Fun & Fortune Wheel Spin" will be held at the Lottery’s Jefferson City office at 1823 Southridge Drive and is open to the public. Each monthly "Wheel Spin" event will also be streamed on the Lottery’s Web site. For more information about the new "Fun & Fortune Wheel Spin," visit the Missouri Lottery’s Web site at www.molottery.com.

* winner’s zip code to help the media determine coverage area

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Players must be 18 years or older to purchase Missouri Lottery tickets.

*In the event of a discrepancy, official winning numbers prevail over any numbers posted on this website.