3/29/2011 - 2:28 PM
Lifelong Saints Fan Selected as Final Saints Second-Chance Drawing Winner
When lifelong Saints fan Jake Warren turned 21 years old shortly after the New Orleans Saints won Super Bowl XLIV, he and his fiance' couldn't wait to begin purchasing World Champions New Orleans Saints scratch-off tickets from the Louisiana Lottery. The pair submitted their nonwinning tickets to the Lottery and was more than shocked to learn their entry was selected as the winner during the Lottery's final World Champions New Orleans Saints second-chance drawing held March 10.
"I was actually in class when I got the call from the Lottery telling me I won," he said. "I really couldn't believe I actually won something, especially this. I've been a Saints fan all my life."
In addition to the four Plaza Sideline season tickets, Warren will also receive a 2011 parking pass, four pregame field passes and a tour of the Saints practice facility, including lunch with the Saints head coach in the team cafeteria for himself and three guests.
While Warren has attended Saints games in the past, his parents and fiance' have never been to a game. He plans to take them all along as his guests.
"I've been to a few games over the years and training camp in the summertime," shared Warren. "I've even gotten to meet some of the players at camp, but nothing comes close to this."
The Lottery first partnered with the New Orleans Saints in fall 2009 to produce a team-branded Lottery scratch-off game New Orleans Saints. After the game flew off retailer shelves and became the Lottery's best performing $5 game ever, the Lottery once again offered a Saints scratch-off in 2010. Nonwinning tickets from the 2010 game could be entered into a series of four second-chance drawings for game tickets, autographed merchandise and more, which were administered solely by the Lottery.
Lottery ticket purchasers 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.
|Jake Warren of Lafayette, winner of the fourth and final "World Champions New Orleans Saints" second-chance drawing, was excited to receive his Saints prize package at Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge.
||Lifelong Saints fan and winner of the fourth and final "World Champions New Orleans Saints" second-chance drawing Jake Warren models a Saints uniform he received for Christmas as a child.|