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Wisconsin Teen-Ager Wins $500,000 in Drawing

December 28, 1994

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A 14-year-old farm boy from Wisconsin won $500,000 Wednesday in a drawing sponsored by health activist and multimillionaire Phil Sokolof to draw attention to the nation’s new food labeling requirements.

″I’m going to buy a motorcycle and go to college,″ said Jonathon Kleman of Stevens Point, Wis.

Sokolof led the fight for passage of a tough labeling law in 1993 that requires packaged food to bear complete nutritional information.

More than 1.6 million people nationwide entered the Omaha activist’s sweepstakes. They had to read a facsimile label and answer a few multiple- choice questions about nutrition. The winning entry was selected in a drawing.

Four others were big winners: Lorri Lennon, 36, of Wethersfield, Conn., $100,000; Kimberly Chard, 25, of Washington Terrace, Utah, $75,000; Gertrude Jenkins-Newton, 70, of Newport, R.I., $50,000; and Adam Corbett, 9, of Garland, Texas, $25,000.

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