LOUISIANA — Karl Faul of Breaux Bridge recently gave his luck another try, and it paid off with a trip to the Big Easy to cheer on the New Orleans Saints.
Faul’s non-winning $5 I LOVE MY SAINTS scratch-off ticket was selected as a Louisiana Lottery 2012 Saints Prize Package winner from among 4,500 entries in the game’s first second-chance drawing.
“You can’t win if you don’t play,” said Faul, who received four Plaza Club Sideline tickets to the Sept. 23 Saints game against Kansas City in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. His prize package also included pregame field passes for his party, a parking pass, overnight hotel accommodations, a $200 dinner allotment and $500 spending cash.
“It was just a fun day,” exclaimed Faul, who attended the game with his wife, Dana. “The seats…being in the Superdome – We really enjoyed ourselves!” The couple headed to New Orleans a few days early to enjoy the city before watching the Saints take on Kansas City on Sunday.
In addition to Faul’s prize, 10 Official Autographed Saints Merchandise Prizes were also awarded during the second-chance drawing held Sept. 11. David Fuhrmann of Ponchatoula, Martha L. Harris of Bossier City and Yvonne M. Baker of Lafayette each won an autographed Saints helmet. Sidney Leboeuf of St. Amant, Louis Northern Jr. of Rosedale and Felton R. Lawrence of Port Allen each won an autographed Saints jersey. Debera H. Seals of Baton Rouge, Alfonso Williams Sr. of Monroe and Duane C. King of Shreveport each won an autographed football. Darlene Faye Newland of Greenwell Springs won a pair of autographed Saints fleur-de-lis gloves.
The Lottery reminds players that the deadline for its second I LOVE MY SAINTS second-chance drawing is Monday, Oct. 15. During the next drawing, 10 entries will be selected to win an official Saints autographed helmet, football, jersey or gloves. In addition, one winner will be selected to receive a 2012 Saints Prize Package to the Saints vs. Atlanta game on Nov. 11.