How would you like to spend a few days this summer in Montana learning fishing tips from the same outdoorsman who taught Brad Pitt how to fish for the movie “A River Runs Through It”? Or would you like to charter your own private yacht complete with a chef for you and your three closest friends to sail around the U.S. and British Virgin Islands? Both of these prizes – and more than 1,000 other prizes – can be won in the Missouri Lottery’s “Second Chance of a Lifetime – Outdoor Adventures” summer promotion, which starts May 19.
“We wanted to be able to offer one-of-a-kind experiential prizes that the average person can’t buy,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery. “Research shows that people get the most satisfaction and happiness from experiences, so we want to make players’ dreams come true and help them make memories they will never forget with these special adventures.”
A total of four water-themed grand-prize adventures, one in each of four drawings, will be awarded, and the player will have his or her choice of trip. In addition, the promotion will offer a total of 16 first prizes (four per drawing) for family adventures to Big Cedar® Lodge in Branson, and 1,000 second prizes (250 per drawing) of an outdoor adventure accessory, with a menu of prizes ranging from video cameras and Oakley sunglasses to gas grills and golf clubs.
“We think players will have a lot fun this summer with these amazing prizes,” she said.
Reardon added that, in addition to Scratchers tickets, players will also be able to use Draw Games tickets for the first time ever to enter the summer promotion online.
“Not only will they be able to enter their Draw Games tickets for the promotion, but for the first time, Draw Games players will earn points to be used in our Points For Prizes® online store.” Reardon announced. “Players can redeem points for terrific prizes, like televisions, tablets, tools and travel accessories – just to name a few. There are hundreds of prizes in our store.”
Reardon said this promotion is only the beginning for Draw Game points, as Draw Game tickets will be eligible to earn points from here on out.
“We think our players are going to be very pleased they can now earn points for Draw Game tickets,” she said.