MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Lottery players making a qualified Powerball purchase can enter to win a trip to the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Fan Festival and exclusive Ultimate Tailgate Party.
Through an online VIP Players Club drawing at www.palottery.com, 29 winners will be selected to attend the celebration from May 1-5, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio. Winners may each take along three guests.
"We're excited to offer Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball players a chance to huddle with their football heroes and fellow sports fans," said Lottery Executive Director Todd Rucci. "Winners will be able to mingle with more than 100 Hall of Fame inductees at the festival's Ultimate Tailgate Party."
To be eligible to enter, players must purchase a minimum $10 ticket for Powerball by Feb. 3, 2014. Players may enter once for each qualified purchase.
The purchase of $10 or more can include any combination of plays on a single ticket, such as multiple wagers for the same drawing, wagers for future drawings (as available) or adding the Power Play® feature.
To enter, visit www.palottery.com, join the VIP Players Club and follow the instructions. Mailed entries will not be accepted. The Pennsylvania Lottery will announce the 29 winners on or around Feb. 12, 2014.
Each winner will receive a prize valued at approximately $15,000, which includes airfare to Cleveland, hotel accommodations for four people, ground transportation and $500 in spending money.
At the Ultimate Tailgate Party, winners will have an opportunity to win cash prizes ranging between $1,000 and $1 million.
In addition to the anniversary celebration and tailgate party, winners and their guests will also enjoy entry to attractions including the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
The Pennsylvania Lottery is one of 18 Powerball lotteries participating in this promotion. Complete contest rules and prize package details are available at www.palottery.com.
How to play Powerball: Players pay $2 and select five white balls from the first set of 59 numbers plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 35 numbers. Players may select their own numbers using a Powerball playslip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn plus the Powerball number to win the jackpot. There also are eight additional ways for players to win a cash prize.
Powerball tickets are sold in 43 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $23.7 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.
The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.
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