Kansas City Resident Turns $25,000 Richer By Picking Up A Gold Dime Are Kansas City Locals Luckier Than Most? To See A Gold Dime Turn Into Dollars -- $25,000 To Be Exact, Mark Wednesday, May 7 On Your Calendars!

May 01, 1997, 01:00 ET from Sprint

     Who?         A Kansas City resident is $25,000 richer after
                  picking up a Sprint Sense gold-plated dime at a local
                  public library.  Since this lucky local discovered
                  this gold treasure, the dreams of yesterday are
                  becoming a reality.
     How?         The grand prize winner heard clues from The Amazing
                  Kreskin, "the world's foremost mentalist," and
                  immediately hit the pavement searching for the
                  powerful gold dimes.
     When?        Wednesday, May 7, 1997
     What?        Capture the excitement as the grand prize dime find
                  winner receives a gold treasure with a surprise visit
                  from the Amazing Sprint Sense gold prize patrol.
                  Mark this date in your calendar and be on the look
                  out for more details next week!
     Photo Opp:   A Hawaiian surfer will surprise the grand prize
                  winner at work with a $25,000 check in the shape of a
                  surfboard -- bringing the flavor of Hawaii to the
                  office with a tropical fruity drink, leis and soft
                  island breezes.
     Background   Across the nation on April 3, 1997, Sprint
     Information: dropped 1,000 gold-plated dimes where people make
                  phone calls.  In order to turn this special dime into
                  dollars, finders called 1-888-GRAB-GOLD to report
                  their gold dime find.  The first person who called
               the toll free number, and completed the dime
               verification process, won a $25,000 gold dime
               prize and one year of free long distance.  The next
               10 who call, and complete the same process, each will
               win a $1,000 gold dime prize and a year's worth of
               free long distance.  Currently two Kansas City
               residents have been identified as $1,000 winners.
     CONTACT:  Steve Lunceford, 202-828-7427 (office), 703-713-6226 (home) or,
 e-mail, steve.lunceford@mail.sprint.com; Juanada Teas, 202-828-7426 (office),
 703-664-5165 (home) or, e-mail, juanada.teas@mail.sprint.com; or Andrea Fox of
 Burson-Marsteller, 312-329-7690 or, e-mail, andrea_fox@yr.com.