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February 9, 2002

COLUMBIA MAN WINS $8,218 ON GAME SHOW

Story Photo A business owner from Columbia won $8,218 on the Missouri Lottery’s "Fun & Fortune" television game show, which aired this past weekend. Ken Cook, 51, competed in the show’s "Nest Egg" preliminary round where he won $6,819, $300 worth of "Lucky Hearts" Scratchers tickets and a seat in the "$10,000 Championship" round. During the later round, Cook won an additional $1,000, bringing his total winnings to $8,218 to date. Cook will return again next week as the champion. Cook purchased his qualifying ticket at Break Time, 2205 N. Stadium in Columbia. The store received $395.90, an amount equal to 5 percent of Cook’s winnings, for selling the qualifying ticket. The other contestants and their winnings from last weekend’s show are: - Geneva Huddleston, Jefferson City, won $4,326; - Tom Wilds, Arnold, won $1,000; - Harold Basch, St. Charles, won $600; - Doug Birch, Hillsboro, won $600; - Mavis Merritt, Florissant, won $500; - Billie Kilgore, Liberty, won $500. Nine home partners won a total of $1,804 on the show. Stephanie Washington, Florissant, won $692; Charlotte Nickels, Waynesville, won $652; Linda Eickhoff, Sedalia, won $100; Tony Cross, Houston, won $80; Bobby Joe Miller, Poplar Bluff, won $70; William Van Oster, Clinton, won $60; Larry Hume, Seymour, Gerri Roetemeyer, Marthasville, and Doris Mathews, Lawson, all won $50 each.





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