Aug. 6, 2013 – Next Tuesday, Aug. 13, the Florida Lottery will be joining in on NCAA rivalry action when it releases its Gridiron Cash scratch-off game.
The new scratch-0ff game will feature more than $20 million in cash prizes, including 10 top prizes of $50,000. The Lottery said that the ticket would cost $2, and the overall odds on the game were about 1 in 4.
“This game gives us the unique opportunity not only to show support for college football in Florida, but also to generate funds for the universities and students through ticket sales,” Florida Lottery secretary Cynthia O’Connell said
She added that the games could “generate more than $5.5 million to Florida’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund,” which helps pay for “Bright Futures Scholarships,” among other programs for students in Florida.
But the benefits of a game celebrating one of the oldest college football rivalries don’t stop at just cash prizes and returns. The Florida Lottery will hold three second-chance drawings from September 11 and November 6, and each drawing will make 140 people winners.
The entry period for the second-chance promotion begins Aug. 13 and will remain open until Nov. 4, and only non-winning Gridiron Cash tickets will be eligible for the contest.
The grand prize for each drawing is a Hyundai Sonata GLS sedan, the second prize is a Bowl Game prize package for the winner and one guest, and the third prize is a pair of season tickets.
The full details on the second-chance promotion haven’t yet been released, but you can read about the fourth and fifth prizes in the Lottery’s press release, here.
Both schools’ athletic directors expressed their excitement over being a part of the Gridiron Cash game and the second-chance promotion.
“It is fantastic to be able to develop exclusive Florida Gator prize elements for our fans, while generating revenue for Florida students and schools,” said Jeremy Foley, University of Florida Director of Athletics.
Florida State’s Interim Athletic Director, Vanessa Fuchs, echoed her rival counterpart. “Lending our brand to help generate funds for Florida schools and scholarships for deserving students is something we take pride in doing.”