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State Treasurer Clint Zweifel presents Camdenton Family with a $5,290 MOST Account

June 26, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., June 26 -- The Missouri State Treasurer issued the following news release:

Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY-ful) announced today Steven Thompson and his family have won a $5,290 contribution into a MOST 529 account. The Thompson family, from Camdenton, Mo., visited Treasurer Zweifel at the Missouri State Capitol where he presented them with a commemorative check. Throughout the month of May, more than 10,900 Missourians entered to win the 529 College Savings Day(TM) giveaway, sponsored by MOST--Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan.

"May of this year was one of the biggest months for MOST 529 ever," Treasurer Zweifel said. "I had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of students in schools across the state, and saw thousands of Missourians get excited about preparing for higher education. Saving for college can be intimidating but small, consistent investments over time can really pay off. Today, I am excited to give a huge boost to the Thompson family on their journey toward higher education."

Missourians 18 years or older were able to enter online at throughout the month of May. The $5,290 contribution to a MOST 529 account was required to benefit a child who was under 18 years old.

Missourians can always sign up for a MOST 529 account at You can open an account with as little as $25 and savings are tax-deferred. You may also customize your account to fit your investment preferences, with individual or age-based options.

More than $2 billion is invested in MOST 529 Direct Plan accounts by more than 129,000 account owners, both an all-time high. To learn more about MOST 529, visit or call 888-414-MOST (888-414-6678). The MOST 529 Plan offers federal and state tax benefits, low costs and flexible ways to contribute.

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