2011-03-18 10:33:57.05

Super Fan Wins Trip to Cardinals® Spring Training Camp

audio icon St. Louis Cardinals® fans might be wishing they were Billy Sowell, a 62-year-old St. Louis resident *63136, who will be hopping on an airplane and heading to Jupiter, Fla., next week to watch his favorite baseball team in action.

“It’s going to be very exciting, and I’m thrilled to go,” said Sowell, noting this trip will be his first time visiting Florida.

Sowell was the lucky player to win the grand-prize trip to attend the St. Louis Cardinals® Spring Training Camp, March 25-27, during the Missouri Lottery’s Pick 3 player appreciation promotion at J’s Package Liquor, 8929 Riverview Drive in St. Louis, on March 4.

“This trip is a baseball fan’s dream come true,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery. “Not only does he get airfare and hotel accommodations, training game tickets, merchandise and $500 cash, but he will also get to attend an exclusive reception and dinner!”

Reardon noted that the value of the package is approximately $3,500.

During the player promotion, players who bought a $3 Pick 3 ticket at J’s Package Liquors received a voucher used to enter the Spring Training trip drawing.

“I’m just looking forward to being there!” exclaimed Sowell. “I can’t wait.”

*Winner’s zip code to help media determine coverage area.

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