To mark its 11th consecutive annual partnership with the New Orleans Saints, the Louisiana Lottery launched two scratch-offs earlier in the season, featuring the team's logos, instant-win cash prizes and second-chance drawings for game-day experiences and autographed merchandise.
Nonwinning tickets from the $5 game We Are The Saints and the $2 game New Orleans Saints can be entered in any $10 combination into two remaining second-chance drawings, the deadline for the next of which is Oct. 28.
Participants in the next second-chance drawing are eligible to win one of five 2019 Saints Suite Access Prize Packages to the Dec. 8 game against San Francisco, including four tickets to the exclusive Louisiana Lottery 400 level suite, which includes a visit by a former Saints player.
One lucky name will also be drawn to win the 2019 Saints Deluxe Prize Package for the winner and three friends to attend the Dec. 8 game, including four Plaza Club Sideline tickets, four pregame field passes allowing the winner and guests to watch players warm up before the game, one parking pass, 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.
Fifteen winners will also be randomly selected to receive an official autographed Saints jersey, football or helmet.
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 Louisiana Lottery Saints 2nd Chance Drawing, P.O. Box 675, Port Allen, LA 70767.
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.
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.
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.