Jan. 27, 2014 – Kentucky Lottery players have a chance to win their way into 25 VIP experiences during this year’s Kentucky Derby. Through a second-chance promotion, the Lottery will name the first ever Kentucky Derby Festival Fanatic.
This year’s Kentucky Derby Festival – the nearly month-long celebration leading up to the Kentucky Derby itself – will kick off officially on April 12 with Thunder over Louisville. The Lottery’s contest winner will act as “Thundernator” this year, flipping the switch that will send tens of thousands of fireworks into the night sky.
That’s just one of 25 incredible experiences in store for this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival Fanatic, the winner of a second chance contest, which is open for 5 Card Cash and Kentucky Cash Ball players.
To enter, players must purchase either a $2 5 Card Cash ticket or a Cash Ball ticket for $2 or more. Non-winning tickets can be entered into the Lottery’s Fun Club as an entry into the contest drawing. Players will also receive points for the Lottery’s Points for Prizes store when they enter their tickets.
Players can enter their tickets until just before midnight on March 11, but must be registered with the Fun Club before they can enter tickets. Registering is simple and free, the Kentucky Lottery only needs to verify that you live in the state and are of legal age to play, and they’ll need your contact information so they can call you when you win.
This is the 25th anniversary for both Thunder over Louisville and the Kentucky Lottery, so Festival CEO Mike Berry said the two groups decided to “really blow [this thing] out and make [someone] the Festival Fanatic.”
Along with the chance to light the fireworks for the annual celebration, some of the other experiences the contest will award the single winner are a helicopter ride for four at the Thunder preview event April 3, four tickets to the Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show, and VIP experiences all through the month of April – the winner will even judge the Festival Slam Dunk Contest!
The total value of all 25 experiences is just shy of $10,000, and the $2 price tag for a chance at winning can’t be beat. Players can check out the full list of Kentucky Derby Festival experiences and enter tickets through the Lottery’s Festival Fanatic Second Chance page.