Feb. 24, 2014 – In a special contest from the Maryland Lottery and the Baltimore Ravens, one winner was chosen from four finalists to receive season tickets to Ravens home games for the next 20 years.
The four contest finalists in the “Seats for 20 Years” contest met Friday at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore for the drawing. The finalists toured the empty stadium and had their pictures taken on the 50-yard-line before sitting down to see which of them had won the big prize.
The winner of two club-level seats and free parking for every pre-season and regular season game for the next 20 years was Vernon Miller, Jr., from Bel Air, Md.
“Congratulations Vernon Miller,” a message from the Maryland Lottery and the Baltimore Ravens shone down on the empty stadium from the jumbotron. Miller “was breathless” when he found out he was the big winner, according to a Maryland Lottery press release.
In all, Miller’s prize is worth somewhere between $100,000 and $150,000, including the two club-level tickets and Miller’s very own Personal Seat License (PSL) from the Baltimore Ravens.
His PSL will allow Miller to purchase season tickets after his 20 years of free games is up, or he can pass control of the seats to anyone he’d like so they can purchase the tickets.
This is the fifth year in a row that the Lottery has held their Mega Power Seats for 20 Years promotion. More than 200,000 players entered non-winning Mega Millions or Powerball tickets into the contest along with Miller and the other three finalists.
And while Miller walked away Friday with the biggest prize of all, the other three finalists each received $5,000 consolation prizes – enough to buy almost any PSL in the Ravens stadium.