The Texas Lottery has partnered with the Dallas Mavericks to bring basketball fans a new $5 scratch ticket, offering more than $10.1 million in total prizes, three top prizes of $100,000 and a chance to win a trip for two to the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. The scratch ticket is available at licensed Texas Lottery retail locations.
“With the opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, this scratch ticket is sure to be a slam dunk for our players,” stated Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery, in a press release.
Players that do not win instantly can enter non-winning tickets into one of four promotional second-chance drawings. One lucky winner per drawing will win a trip for two to the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.
Trip for two to the 2018 NBA All-Star Game includes:
- Round-trip coach airfare for two in the continental United States to Los Angeles, California
- One standard hotel room for three nights
- $1,000 spending money
- Ground transportation to and from the destination airport and hotel
- Two tickets to the NBA All-Star Saturday Night 2018 and the 2018 NBA All-Star Game
- One merchandise prize pack
“Anytime we can bring programs that provide extra value to our MFFL’s (Mavs Fans For Life), we feel like it is the right thing to do. The experiences that are provided through our partnership with the Texas Lottery are highly sought after by Mavs fans,” stated George Killebrew, executive vice president of the Dallas Mavericks.
In addition to the 2018 NBA All-Star Game trip prizes, 242 Dallas Mavericks merchandise prize packs, each valued at $595, will be given away per drawing. These packages include an array of Dallas Mavericks-branded merchandise.
TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation wrapped up 2016 by awarding more than $272,000 to six hospitals across the country to support cutting-edge research for childhood cancers. Hospitals receiving the grants included Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Seattle Children’s Hospital & Research Foundation, UT Southwestern Medical Center, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Children’s Health Dallas and Cook Children’s in Fort Worth.
“We are committed to funding research for childhood cancers at some of the best research centers in the country,” stated Joy Cruse, founder of Dallas-based TeamConnor, in a press release. “Thanks to our generous donors, TeamConnor was able to give 57 percent more than last year. Despite being one of the leading causes of deaths among children, childhood cancer receives very little government funding for research. Therefore, if better treatment protocols and cures are to be found, it will take significant private and corporate support to fund the research.”