Louisiana Lottery is Sending One Fan to the Essence Festival

June 21, 2013 – The Louisiana Lottery yesterday announced the winner of its promotional Facebook “Stars and Stripes Challenge,” which saw almost 200 entrants competing for free tickets to the last day of New Orleans’ ESSENCE Festival.

Mandy Sam of Lake Charles, La. correctly answered three trivia questions about the Louisiana State Lottery, so she and a guest will be going to New Orleans on July 7 to see Beyonce, TGT, and Janelle Mone perform in concert.

Sam will also be receiving three free Fourth of July themed Red White & Blue scratch-off tickets, which offer a top prize of $12,000.

According to the Louisiana  Lottery’s website, one top prize and one $1,000 second prize remain.  Each ticket costs $2, and the overall odds for the game are about one in four and a half.

The Louisiana Lottery will be at the ESSENCE festival in New Orleans, from July 5 to July 7, offering free goodies to players who buy $5 or more worth of lottery tickets.

The ESSENCE festival runs from July 4 to July 7 and will feature 52 of the hottest artists across eight stages.  Cultural icons, policy-makers, and celebrities will also speak at the event, and ESSENCE even hosts “Family Reunion Day.”

You can learn more about the 2013 ESSENCE festival on their website, and be sure to visit the Lottery booth to pick up some great prizes and chances for big lottery wins.


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Written by Matt Isaacs

Matt is the Editorial Manager for the LotteryHUB News Team. Matt graduated from Rutgers University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies in May 2013