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New lottery game promotes ethanol use

January 1, 2007

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— The Kansas Lottery recently unveiled "Trucks and Bucks," a new scratch-off game that offers losing ticket holders a second chance to win a 2007 GMC Sierra E85 Crew Cab pickup that uses ethanol.

The prize will help promote ethanol that is made from Kansas farm crops, such as corn and milo, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said.

"Demand for ethanol is creating a growing market for Kansas grain," Sebelius said Thursday at a news conference.

Nonwinning tickets for the $2 game can be mailed to Trucks and Bucks Drawing, P.O. Box 1494, Great Bend 67530-1494.

The deadline for mailed entries to be received is the morning mail pickup to Great Bend on May 8.

A drawing will be done May 12 at the 3i farm show in Great Bend.

The Sierra E85 is a flexible fuel vehicle, which can operate on any blend of ethanol up to 85 percent. If ethanol is not available, it can operate on straight unleaded gasoline.

In addition to the truck, the winner gets tax breaks for the vehicle, making the total prize worth $70,000, officials said.

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