SEDALIA, Mo. – State Treasurer Clint Zweifel announced Wednesday that one lucky 2011 Missouri State Fair attendee will win a Kindle and a $25 Amazon gift card from MOST–Missouri’s 529 College Savings Plan.
Missourians can enter to win at the MOST 529 booth in the Agricultural Building from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day of the fair. More than 600 people entered to win a $529 contribution to a MOST 529 account at the 2010 State Fair. Missourians, 18 or older, are eligible.*
“The Missouri State Fair is an opportunity for people from across the state to come together and share in fun, tradition and learning,” said Treasurer Zweifel, who sponsors MOST 529. “We all know that reading, especially early in life, is critical to a child’s development. This prize will encourage that development.”
MOST 529 has more than 115,000 account owners and nearly $1.6 billion in assets, each an all-time high for the plan. Accounts can be started with as little as $25, with earnings growing tax deferred. Additionally, tax-free withdrawals can be made for qualified higher-education expenses, contributions qualify for significant tax deductions, and a wide range of low-cost investment options are available.**