Players scratch off the 12 helmets on the ticket, which features the Raiders logo and a picture of Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, to see if they have won cash prizes of up to $20,000. Tickets that aren’t instant cash winners can be entered on the Lottery’s Replay Program website from Sept. 3 through Nov. 28 for a second opportunity to win prizes such as 2011 season tickets, a trip for two to the 2011 NFL Draft, VIP road trips, luxury suites at the Coliseum, tailgate parties, trips to the Raiders’ training camp, dinner with “a Raiders legend,” and jerseys and helmets signed by current players.
“This partnership brings together two organizations with a great track record of achieving a common goal: entertaining their fans,” Lottery Director Joan Borucki said at the annual Raider Nation Celebration today in Oakland. “It also gives fans of pro football and the Lottery another reason to get excited about the upcoming season.”
Said Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask: “We are delighted to work with the California Lottery and we are thrilled that Raider fans now have an exciting, enjoyable manner to participate in the Lottery, while showing passion for the Silver and Black.”
And I assume I need not remind anyone here that the chances of winning anything significant are pretty small, like any other lottery game. But at least some of your money goes to a good cause: the California State Lottery Act provides that at least 34 percent of Lottery revenues must go to public education, so since 2000, Lottery players have contributed $1 billion to public schools each year.