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Peres Food Basket wins Montana Lottery Retailer of the Year award
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:02:15 GMT
The Montana Lottery Tuesday announced Peres Food Basket of Great Falls is the 2013 Retailer of the Year and recipient of the Robert D. (Bob) Harper II Memorial Outstanding Lottery Retailer Award.

Lottery officials traveled to Great Falls to surprise the store with the award and celebrate with its employees. Laurie Peres, owner of Peres Food Basket accepted the award, presented by Lottery Director Angela Wong, on behalf of the staff.

The award recognizes outstanding dedication, enthusiasm, commitment, performance and high standards for sales of Lottery products. It was created in memory of Sidney native Bob Harper, an influential sales representative and manager for the Lottery from 1987?1999.

To be eligible for the award, a retailer must be nominated by its Lottery sales rep. Debbie Sebens, sales rep for the region covering Great Falls, said she nominated Peres Food Basket for its enthusiasm.

?Laurie is always looking for innovative ways to increase sales and foster excellent customer relations,? said Sebens. ?One of the ways she does that is by running themed monthly promotions,? she added.

Previous winners of the Harper award are:

1999 ? Friendly?s East, Helena
2000 ? Mini Mart #714, Fairview
2001 ? Ranch Hand, Eureka
2006 ? Schulte?s 38th St. Store, Great Falls 2007 ? TJ?s Gas N Convenience, Livingston
2008 ? The Short Stop, Miles City
2010 ? Van?s Thriftway, Helena
2012 ? Town Pump, Wolf Point

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid more than $459 million in prizes and returned more than $210 million to the State of Montana.

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Lottery News & Winners

Missoula woman claims $210,000 Montana Cash jackpot
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:00:36 GMT
Patricia Metz of Missoula claimed a $210,000 Montana Cash prize from the April 2 drawing, with a ticket purchased at the Orange Street Food Farm, 701 S. Orange St.; Missoula.

This is Patricia?s first Lottery win. She matched all five white numbers for her jackpot win. Her winning numbers were 6, 12, 13, 15 and 34.

The Montana Cash jackpot is estimated at $70,000 for Wednesday?s drawing.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid more than $459 million in prizes and returned more than $210 million to the State of Montana.

Missoula woman claims $5,227 $hake a Day jackpot
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:22:01 GMT
Vicki Nelson of Missoula claimed a $5,227 ?$hake a Day? jackpot with a ticket purchased at Marvin?s Bar, 7995 Laflesch Ln.; Missoula.

Vicki works at Marvin?s Bar, where she purchased her winning ticket. Vicki usually plays EZPLAYŽ games but will play other Lottery games when the jackpots get high. This is Vicki?s first Lottery win and she was very excited when she found out she won.

She plans to use her Lottery winnings to pay for camping trips and equipment for her recently purchased camper.

The ?$hake a Day? jackpot starts at $1,000 and increases with each ticket sold until it is won.

EZPLAYŽ instant online games can be played and validated immediately without waiting for a draw, much like a Scratch game.

For more information about EZPLAYŽ, visit montanalottery.com.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid more than $459 million in prizes and returned more than $210 million to the State of Montana.

First & Last Chance Bar is named MSA Retailer of the Year
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:43:55 GMT
The Montana Lottery announced First and Last Chance Bar of Eureka is the 2013 Montana Sports Action Retailer of the Year.

Lottery officials held an event at First and Last Chance Bar and celebrated with its employees. Owner Dave Clarke accepted the award, presented by Wyman Hewitt, sales rep for the region.

The Retailer of the Year award recognizes outstanding dedication, enthusiasm, commitment, performance and high standards for sales of Lottery products.

To be eligible for the MSA Retailer of the Year award, a retailer must be nominated by its Lottery sales rep. and display certain criteria. Wyman Hewitt, sales rep for the region covering Eureka, nominated First and Last Chance bar for many reasons.

?Everyone there does a tremendous job promoting everything from Scratch Games to every game we offer on the MP. They especially love to get everyone involved with our Montana Sports Action Fantasy racing game, and are frequent winners,? said Hewitt. ?They really have fun with the Lottery products and it shows,? he added.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid more than $459 million in prizes and returned more than $210 million to the State of Montana.

Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing Results - April 12
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:26:44 GMT
Here are the statistics for Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing for the Bojangles? Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014.

Total Prize Pool: $1,383.60

Number of 1st Prize winners:
-Nickels Gaming Parlour, Helena, $691.90 (50% of prize pool)

Number of 2nd Prize winners:
2 sharing 415.00 (30% of prize pool)
-Rainbow Bar and Casino, Kalispell, $207.50
-Nickels Gaming Parlour, Helena, $207.50

Number of 3rd Prize winners:
-Chrome Bar, Absarokee, $276.70 (20% of prize pool)

1st Prize Point Accumulation: 942

2nd Prize Point Accumulation: 941

3rd Prize Point Accumulation: 939

Montana Sports Action is a Fantasy Sports Wagering game facilitated by the Montana Lottery on behalf of the Montana Board of Horse Racing.

Peres Food Basket wins Montana Lottery Retailer of the Year award
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:02:15 GMT
The Montana Lottery Tuesday announced Peres Food Basket of Great Falls is the 2013 Retailer of the Year and recipient of the Robert D. (Bob) Harper II Memorial Outstanding Lottery Retailer Award.

Lottery officials traveled to Great Falls to surprise the store with the award and celebrate with its employees. Laurie Peres, owner of Peres Food Basket accepted the award, presented by Lottery Director Angela Wong, on behalf of the staff.

The award recognizes outstanding dedication, enthusiasm, commitment, performance and high standards for sales of Lottery products. It was created in memory of Sidney native Bob Harper, an influential sales representative and manager for the Lottery from 1987?1999.

To be eligible for the award, a retailer must be nominated by its Lottery sales rep. Debbie Sebens, sales rep for the region covering Great Falls, said she nominated Peres Food Basket for its enthusiasm.

?Laurie is always looking for innovative ways to increase sales and foster excellent customer relations,? said Sebens. ?One of the ways she does that is by running themed monthly promotions,? she added.

Previous winners of the Harper award are:

1999 ? Friendly?s East, Helena
2000 ? Mini Mart #714, Fairview
2001 ? Ranch Hand, Eureka
2006 ? Schulte?s 38th St. Store, Great Falls 2007 ? TJ?s Gas N Convenience, Livingston
2008 ? The Short Stop, Miles City
2010 ? Van?s Thriftway, Helena
2012 ? Town Pump, Wolf Point

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid more than $459 million in prizes and returned more than $210 million to the State of Montana.