September 23, 2002
JEFFERSON CITY WOMAN SELECTED FOR WHEEL SPIN
A Jefferson City woman’s Missouri Lottery ticket was drawn to make her the 13th contestant in the "Fun & Fortune Wheel Spin" for a chance to win up to $250,000. On Sept. 20, 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-Michelle Chitwood of Jefferson City - was drawn to be a contestant in the wheel spin on Oct. 18.
The nine other finalists selected in the first preliminary drawing to win $500 are: Terry Lambert of Ironton, Gerald Merriman of Republic, Carman Hamby of Bertrand, Fay Richards of Pleasant Hill, Kristina Freeman of Fletcher, Cathy Smith of Fulton, Larry Portell of Potosi, Glenn Cole of St. Louis (63147), and Tom Paul of Aurora.
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.