July 16, 2013 – Stuck at home watching this year’s MLB All-Star Game on TV? Wishing you were there to see the action? Well, you’re probably out of luck this year, unless you can get tickets and get yourself to New York before 8 P.M. tonight.
But you may as well try your luck with some of the state lotteries who’ve got tickets to next year’s All-Star game in Minneapolis, Minn.
The 2014 MLB All-Star Game is being hosted by the Twins, so naturally the Minnesota Lottery got in on the action, and has 10 tickets to every All-Star weekend event, and 20 more tickets just for the Midsummer Classic itself.
The New Jersey Lottery’s “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” second-chance promotion also has tickets to the 2014 All-Star Weekend events, but five extra-lucky lottery players can win a trip to the big show – the 2013 MLB World Series.
Yep, the New Jersey Lottery’s got some of the hardest-to-get tickets in sports.
The winners of the World Series vacation package get a five-day, four-night trip with airfare, ground transportation, hotel costs, MLB merchandise and spending money all included, with their tickets to games three and four.
And whoever wins the All-Star Game tickets gets a four-day, three-night trip with all the same goodies, plus field-level tickets for the game!
You can see all the prizes for the “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” second chance promotion right here.
Though they don’t have tickets to the big games, lotteries across the U.S. are helping fans celebrate baseball all summer. The Georgia Lottery’s “Play it Again” bonus prize store even has a baseball autographed by Hank Aaron!
Check out this post for some baseball history, and some great links to state lotteries with baseball-themed games and tickets waiting to be won.