12/21/2007 - 11:00 AM
Lottery Reminds Players of Deadline for Final $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker Second-Chance Drawing The Louisiana Lottery reminds players that entries for the final $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker® second-chance drawing must be received by Jan. 10, 2008, for a chance to win World Poker Tour® merchandise or a grand prize trip to compete in an actual WPTTM tournament. Jan. 10 is also the last day to claim any cash prizes for $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker®, which closed Oct. 11.
Players can enter the second-chance drawing more than once, but only one nonwinning $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker® ticket should be included in each envelope, no larger than 4.5" x 9.5". Entries must be received at the designated drawing address on the back of the ticket by Jan. 10. The drawing is scheduled for Jan. 17, 2008.
The World Poker Tour® grand prize includes round-trip airfare for two to an actual WPTTM tournament in the U.S., six nights' double occupancy accommodations, $1,000 spending cash and up to a $10,000 buy-in to participate in the tournament. The grand prize also includes a WPTTM merchandise package and two tickets to the taping of the World Poker Tour® finals of the tournament attended.
The grand prize is valued at $15,515 plus applicable federal and state withholdings paid on the winner's behalf. The winner can opt to receive the cash value of the prize in lieu of the grand prize.
Previous WPTTM grand prize winners are Leon Williams of Geismar, Terry McNeal of New Orleans and Philip Freeman of Anacoco.
The World Poker Tour® merchandise package includes a quad-folding poker game table top that seats eight, a WPTTM 300 Poker Chip Set, a WPTTM clock, drink tumblers and a ball cap. Exactly 191 World Poker Tour® merchandise packages, valued at $460 each, will be given away in the final second-chance drawing.
Complete rules for the final $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker® second-chance drawing, as well as prize photos, can be found at www.louisianalottery.com/poker.
Lottery ticket purchasers and World Poker Tour® tournament participants must be at least 21 years old. The Lottery also encourages anyone who has a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867 for help.