2016-06-02 16:59:53.15

'Once-In-A-Lifetime' Caribbean Vacation Won by Advance Resident

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winner For many Missouri Lottery players, the recent Memorial Day holiday serves as the unofficial start of summer. Brandi Weissenborn, however, got to relish in the Caribbean summer sun a month early, courtesy of the Missouri Lottery. The Advance resident won a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to the Margaritaville Vacation Club® Resort in St. Thomas, after her name was drawn as the first grand-prize winner in the Lottery’s “Escape to Margaritaville®” second-chance promotion last year.

“It was easily the best vacation I’ve ever taken. Everything was so laid back,” said Weissenborn, following her return from her eight day/seven night vacation in St. Thomas. “The moment we got there we were met with mimosas and champagne. (The staff) just wanted everyone to have a great time, and we definitely did.”

winnerWeissenborn won her once-in-a-lifetime trip after entering her non-winning “Escape to Margaritaville®” Scratchers tickets into her free My Lottery account in 2015. Weissenborn’s name was drawn as the first of three grand-prize trip winners in the promotion.

In addition to first-class round-trip airfare, ground transportation and spending cash, Weissenborn and her guest, Misty, enjoyed tours of St. Thomas, St. John, and a boat excursion to the British Virgin Islands, where they hiked through the island’s baths and snorkeled in the island’s coral reef.  

“It was unlike anything either of us had ever done. I don’t think I could go on a normal vacation ever again that could beat this,” exclaimed Weissenborn.  


Hoping that lightning will strike twice for the experiential prize winner, Weissenborn has already begun entering eligible Scratchers and Draw Games tickets into the Lottery’s “Second Chance of a Lifetime:  Summer Sportscation” promotion, awarding sports-themed merchandise, cash, Missouri trips and once-in-a-lifetime trips to some of the world’s most iconic sports destinations, including Hawaii, France and Scotland, among others.

“I’ve got my eye on skiing in the French Alps,” continued Weissenborn.

In addition to the “Second Chance of a Lifetime:  Summer Sportscation” promotion, the Lottery is also offering a “Dream Home Makeover” promotion, awarding cash and The Home Depot® Gift Cards to go towards players’ dream homes. Missouri Lottery players can create their free My Lottery Player’s Club account and find details about all Missouri Lottery promotions at MOLottery.com.



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