Posted December 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

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It was a mad dash to the finish line for eight My Lottery® Players Club members, as winners of the Missouri Lottery’s “Warehouse Dash” promotion headed to Chicago for a once-in-a-lifetime shopping spree. Forming teams of two with the partner of their choice, winners raced through the aisles of the Points For PrizesTM warehouse, getting to keep all the merchandise they could grab in 90 seconds – including designer purses, camping equipment and deluxe kitchen appliances.

“We had one of the best times of our lives,” said Kaitlyn Smith, El Dorado Springs, who was partnered with her boyfriend, Jeffrey Copeland, during the dash. “It was the most fabulous and intense 90 seconds we have ever had.”

Dashers included: Kathleen Dreisewerd of High Hill; David Mortenson of Tipton; Michael McWhorter of St. James; Jon Hanson of Springfield; David Raney of Harrison, Ark.; Anthony Davis of Lee’s Summit; Kaitlyn Smith of El Dorado Springs; and Casey Stiles of Cape Fair.

“This was such a fun way to launch our new Points For PrizesTM program,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director for the Missouri Lottery. “Since August, Scratchers players have been entering non-winning tickets online and redeeming the points they’ve earned in the Points For PrizesTM store. It’s a great program, and the ‘Warehouse Dash’ was a wonderful way to introduce it to our players.” When totaled, “Warehouse Dash” participants scored an average of $11,723 in warehouse prizes. In addition, their prize packages included airfare to and from Chicago, hotel accommodations, select ground transportation and $500 spending cash.