A Missouri Lottery player from St. Ann will be flying on the St. Louis Rams’ team plane to an away game in 2011, thanks to his entry in the Rams “Gridiron Gold” second-chance Scratchers promotion. As part of his grand-prize winning package, Mike Wiese, 58, will also receive game tickets, hotel accommodations and pre-game field passes.
“This is the biggest thing I’ve ever won,” he exclaimed. “I’m a huge football fan.”
Wiese learned about the promotion when his wife, Marie, brought home information about the Lottery’s new “St. Louis Rams” Scratchers game and the corresponding promotion that awards Rams’ tickets, merchandise and other prizes through three separate promotional drawings.
“My wife works at Shop ‘n Save and brought home a brochure,” he shared. “I thought they all looked like incredible prizes. I would have been happy with any of them.”
Ironically, the mailman found out about his grand-prize win through the U.S. Postal Service.
“My wife opened the letter on the front porch and called me at work to tell me,” he said, recalling how surprised they both were and adding that it will be Marie who accompanies him on the trip.
“When I told my buddy what I’d won, he said I couldn’t take my wife unless she could name three Rams’ players,” he laughed. “Well, she named four!”
When asked what they are looking forward to most, Wiese said that “the idea of being on a charter plane with the team is just pretty cool!”
The third and final Rams “Gridiron Gold” promotional drawing will be held on Dec. 22, and players have until Dec. 14 to submit their entries. An entry consists of one non-winning “St. Louis Rams” Scratchers ticket in one envelope or Web submission. Full details and prize descriptions can be found at Molottery.com.