2012-06-29 09:07:04.287

Huntsville Woman Wins St. Louis Cardinals® Season Tickets

audio icon Sandra Welch of Huntsville knows that good things can happen if you put the ball in play.  She did just that by entering non-winning Missouri Lottery “St. Louis Cardinals™” Scratchers tickets into the “Win with the Cardinals™” second-chance promotion and won the grand prize in the second promotional drawing of St. Louis Cardinals® 2013 season tickets.
“I got on my email, and I looked and saw an email from the Missouri Lottery,” recalled Welch. “And I misread it. I thought it said I won fifth place, a prize package, but I was happy; clicked on the link, and then I found out I won the grand prize.”
The “Win with the Cardinals™” promotion features a variety of experiential prizes, such as season tickets, party room suites, road game trip packages, merchandise prize packs and even trips to the 2013 MLB® All-Star Game®. Welch is the second player to win 2013 season tickets.
To be eligible for the drawings, players submit non-winning “St. Louis Cardinals®” Scratchers tickets to the Lottery by mail or electronically through a free My Lottery account. The second drawing in the promotion had more than 55,000 entries.
Welch regularly participates in Missouri Lottery second-chance promotions and has won large prizes before. She won a similar prize in 2007 – St. Louis Cardinals season tickets.
“I won season tickets then, too,” she declared. “What are the odds?  The other time I won, I only had seven tickets entered. This time, I had quite a few more.”
She’s had good luck with second-chance promotions.
“I won a Christmas one (promotion) one time, too. I think it was $500,” said Welch. “My husband won on a second-chance Blues drawing and got an autographed jersey.”
She suggested second-chance promotions are worth the effort.
“It’s an extra chance, and you never can tell,” she said. “Just enter. You never can tell when you’re going to win. They’ve treated me right.”
Drawing on the experience from her previous win, Welch is looking forward to plenty of St. Louis Cardinals baseball next year.
“Everyone in my family got to go to at least one game, if not more. My husband got to go to more,” she added, with a laugh. 
St. Louis Cardinals™” is a $5 game that officially began March 17. The game features a top prize of $70,000 and non-winning tickets are eligible for entry into the “Win with the Cardinals™” second-chance promotion. The final entry deadline for the promotion is July 17.

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