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November 15, 2002

CONTESTANTS WIN $15,000 IN WHEEL SPIN

Two St. Louis area men are $5,000 richer after participating in the Missouri Lottery’s fifth "Fun & Fortune Wheel Spin" held at 2 p.m. today in Jefferson City.   Richard Steger of  St. Louis (63123)* and Ken Seidel of Ballwin both landed on a $5,000 spot, in addition to the $500 they each won by being selected as a weekly finalist.  Both plan to use their prize winnings to make Christmas a little nicer for their families this year. 

Two other Wheel Spin finalists won $2,500 each in addition to the $500 they won by being selected as a weekly finalist.   They are:  Jim Hobbs of St. Louis (65123)* and Mike Crowley of Kansas City (64113)*.

The new "Fun & Fortune Wheel Spin" replaced the televised "Fun & Fortune" game show.   For a chance to win $500 and a chance to spin the wheel, players need to buy a new $2 "Fun & Fortune" wheel spin Scratchers ticket.  If the ticket is a winner and the prize is "ENTRY," the ticket should be mailed to Lottery headquarters in Jefferson

City to be placed in a weekly drawing.   Each week, 10 of these "ENTRY" tickets will be drawn, and those winners will receive $500.  In addition, one of these 10 preliminary winners will be drawn for a chance to spin the wheel and win up to $250,000.  The smallest amount a player can win in the wheel spin is $2,500.

The "Fun & Fortune Wheel Spin" is open to the public.   It is also streamed on the Lottery’s Web site for players to watch from anywhere in the world. 

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

 

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