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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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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.

Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing results - April 7
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:04:47 GMT
Here are the statistics for Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing for the Duck Commander 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway on April 7, 2014.

Total Prize Pool: $1,616.70

Number of 1st Prize winners:
-Lucky Diamond Casino, Billings, $808.40 (50% of prize pool)

Number of 2nd Prize winners:
-Cedar Ridge Casino, Laurel, $485.00 (30% of prize pool)

Number of 3rd Prize winners:
-Emerald City Casino, Great Falls, $323.30 (20% of prize pool)

1st Prize Point Accumulation: 882

2nd Prize Point Accumulation: 875

3rd Prize Point Accumulation: 857

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

Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing Results - March 31
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:53:55 GMT
Here are the statistics for Montana Sports Action Fantasy Racing for the STP 500 at the Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014.

Total Prize Pool: $1,424.30

Number of 1st Prize winners:
-Aero Lounge, Chinook, $712.20 (50% of prize pool)

Number of 2nd Prize winners:
-Diamond Jim?s Russell, Missoula, $427.30 (30% of prize pool)

Number of 3rd Prize winners:
2 Sharing $284.80 (20% of prize pool)
-First & Last Chance Bar, Eureka $142.40
-Jorgensons Restaurant & Lounge, Helena, $142.40

1st Prize Point Accumulation: 1,013

2nd Prize Point Accumulation: 1,008

3rd Prize Point Accumulation: 1,003

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

MONTANA LOTTERY PUBLIC HEARING
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:28:33 GMT
The Montana Lottery Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 18, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room at Lottery Headquarters. The Montana Lottery is located at 2525 North Montana Avenue, Helena, Montana. The purpose of the hearing is to consider amendments and repeal to the Montana Lottery?s Administrative Rules.

Notice of this hearing was published in the Montana Administrative Register as MAR Notice No. 2-63-504. The notice was issued by Wilbur Rehmann, Chairman of the Montana Lottery Commission, and certified to the Montana Secretary of State on March 17, 2014, and published in the Montana Administrative Register on March 27, 2014. A copy of the notice was posted on the Montana Lottery website at: http://www.montanalottery.com/forms/2-63-504pro.pdf . A broadcast message and press release with a link to the Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment and Repeal were sent to interested persons on March 28, 2014.

The commission will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this public hearing or need an alternative accessible format of this notice. If you require an accommodation, please contact Denise Blankenship, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014, to advise her of the nature of the accommodation needed. Denise may be reached by telephone at: (406) 444-5801; fax (406) 444-5830; or TDD/Montana Relay Service (406) 444-9642; or by e-mail at dblankenship@mt.gov.