To mark its 11th consecutive annual partnership with the New Orleans Saints, the Louisiana Lottery will launch not one but two scratch-off games featuring the team's logos, instant-win cash prizes and second-chance drawings for game day experiences and autographed merchandise. The $5 We Are the Saints with top prizes of $100,000 and the $2 New Orleans SAINTS with top prizes of $20,000 both launched Aug. 13.
Each game features three distinct scenes designed with metallic gold ink. Nonwinning tickets from either game can be entered in any $10 combination into a series of three second-chance drawings.
"For 10 years, our New Orleans Saints scratch-offs have been some of the most popular $5 games we offer, so we decided to give fans even more of a good thing by creating an additional game at the $2 price point," said Lottery President Rose Hudson. "Projected revenue from these games is $10.2 million, 35 percent of which directly benefits K-12 public education."
Besides thousands in cash prizes, the games include three second-chance drawings, which involve a total of 38 winners¬. The type of experiences to be given away depends upon the entry period.
Participants in the first second-chance drawing, whose entries are received by Sept. 30, will be eligible to win one of three 2019 Saints Suite Access Prize Packages to the Nov. 10 game against Atlanta, including four tickets to the exclusive Louisiana Lottery 300 level suite, which includes a visit by a former Saints player.
One lucky name will also be drawn to win the 2019 Saints Tunnel Team Prize Package for the winner and three friends to attend the Nov. 10 game, including four Plaza Club sideline tickets, four entertainment passes allowing the winner and guests pregame field access, one parking pass, one-night hotel accommodations (two rooms) and $500 spending cash.
Entries received from Oct. 1 through Oct. 28 will be entered into the next second-chance drawing for one of five 2019 Saints Suite Access Prize Packages to the Dec. 8 game versus San Francisco, including four tickets to the Louisiana Lottery 400 level suite and a visit from a Saints alumni.
Also during the second drawing, one winner will be selected to receive a 2019 Saints Deluxe Prize Package, including four Plaza Club Sideline tickets, four pregame field passes to the Dec. 8 game, one-night hotel accommodations (two rooms), limo transportation to and from the game accompanied by a former Saints player, four authentic Saints jerseys and $500 spending cash.
Entries received from Oct. 29 until the to-be-announced deadline will be entered into the third second-chance drawing for one Saints 2020 Season Prize Package, including four Plaza Sideline tickets for the 2020 football season, four pregame field passes for every home game, a 2020 parking pass and a VIP tour of the Saints practice facility. The winner and three guests will receive round-trip limo service to the facility in Metairie (or overnight accommodations if the distance exceeds 75 miles) where they will also view a team practice and have lunch in the team cafeteria.
During the first and second drawings, additional entries will be drawn to receive one of the following prizes: an official autographed Saints jersey, football or helmet. Twelve winners will be randomly chosen during the first drawing and 15 during the second.
"The Louisiana Lottery has done it again with their 2019 team-branded scratch-offs – creating the kind of anticipation and excitement our fans have come to expect," said New Orleans Saints President Dennis Lauscha. "Just like the Saints, they just keep raising the bar for fan entertainment!"
To enter the second-chance drawings, players should complete the information on the back of $10 worth of nonwinning $2 New Orleans Saints and/or $5 We Are The Saints scratch-off tickets and mail them together in an envelope (no larger than 4.5" by 9.5") to the drawing address printed on the back of the ticket. Entries must contain at least $10 worth of nonwinning tickets from either game to be eligible. Players can enter as many times as they wish, but each complete entry should be mailed in a separate envelope.
The Lottery printed 1.8 million $2 New Orleans Saints tickets, and approximate overall odds of winning an instant prize on the game are 1 in 4.45. There were 1.32 million $5 We Are the Saints tickets printed with approximate overall odds of winning a prize at 1 in 3.88.
Complete game and second-chance drawing entry rules can be found on the Lottery's website, www.louisianalottery.com/saints. 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.
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