Lottery Player Wins Second-Chance Saints Game-Day Experience
When Janie M. Foley of McComb, Miss., learned that her nonwinning Louisiana Lottery $5 BLACK & GOLD SAINTS scratch-off was selected as the winner of a Saints game-day experience, she felt like a celebrity.
"I called my local paper to tell them my story - I haven't made the front page yet!" she joked. Foley visited the Lottery's New Orleans Office with her husband, Dan, to receive her prize elements, which included four Plaza Club Sideline tickets to the Saints vs. Carolina game, pregame field passes, overnight hotel accommodations, a $200 dinner allotment as well as $500 spending cash.
Foley's nonwinningBLACK & GOLD SAINTS scratch-off ticket was selected as a 2013 Saints Prize Package winner from among 18,000 entries in the game's third second-chance drawing that took place Nov. 19. In addition to winning her prize package, both Foley and her husband recently celebrated their birthdays during the Thanksgiving holidays.
"What a week it has been," said Foley. "We're excited to continue the fun!"
Longtime Saints fans, the Foleys received tickets to the 2012 Saints vs. San Diego game as a gift from their daughter and witnessed Drew Brees break the record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass.
We're so excited to have the opportunity to attend another game this year," she said. "There's no other team we would claim!" Foley and her husband returned the favor by inviting their daughter to attend the game along with a family friend.
BLACK & GOLD SAINTS is the fifth New Orleans Saints-branded $5 scratch-off game the Lottery has offered. It features a top prize of $100,000 and second-chance drawings for game-day prize packages and autographed merchandise.
In addition to Foley's prize, nine official autographed Saints merchandise prizes were also awarded during the Lottery's second-chance drawing conducted Nov. 19. Michelle Brown of Eunice, Arthur M. Caron of Iowa, LA and Matt Bice of Baton Rouge each won an autographed jersey.Veronica Edwards of Church Point, Michael Broussard of Patterson and Donald C. Herron Sr. of Baton Rouge each won an autographed helmet. Aaron Kean of Baton Rouge, Tammy Lewis-Mercer of Winnsboro and David Prince of Madison, Miss., each won an autographed football.
The Lottery reminded players that the entry deadline for its fourth and final BLACK & GOLD SAINTS second-chance drawing will be announced once the game is closed. During that drawing, one entry will be selected to win a Saints 2014 Season Prize Package that includes four Plaza Sideline 2014 season tickets, a 2014 parking pass, four 2014 pregame field passes, a tour of the Saints Practice Facility and lunch with the Saints head coach in the team cafeteria for up to four people.
To enter the second-chance drawing, players should complete the information on the back of nonwinning $5 BLACK & GOLD SAINTS scratch-off tickets and mail one ticket per envelope no larger than 4.5" by 9.5" to the drawing address printed on the back of the ticket. The entry must arrive by the deadline to be posted on the Lottery's website in order to be entered into the final drawing. Players can enter as many times as they wish, but each entry should be mailed in a separate envelope.
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Lottery ticket purchasers and second-chance drawing entrants must be at least 21 years of age. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available by calling 1-877-770-7867. For security purposes, the Lottery encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing. Complete rules and entry deadlines can be found on the Lottery's website.