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Suns, AZ Lottery Team to Offer Fans Tickets

Posted: Feb. 17, 2010

Fans that purchase $20 of "The Pick" tickets will receive two tickets to a Suns home game and be entered into a drawing to win a $5,000 Visa Gift Card

WHAT: The Phoenix Suns and Arizona Lottery will host three community appreciation events beginning today (Wednesday, February 17) at Fry's Food Stores across the Valley, encouraging fans to purchase Arizona Lottery "The Pick" tickets.

Arizona Lottery players who purchase $20 worth of "The Pick" tickets at any of the outreach events will receive a voucher for a pair of tickets to any available Phoenix Suns home game between February 21 and March 19, and will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $5,000 Visa Gift Card. One finalist will be selected at each community appreciation event, as well as at two Suns home games, and a grand prize winner will be chosen during an in-game promotion at center court when the Suns host the L.A. Clippers on February 26 at US Airways Center.

The Suns Gorilla, Suns Dancers and Arizona Lottery's Windfall Willie will also be on hand at each event.

WHO: The Gorilla, Members of the Suns Dancers, Arizona Lottery's Windfall Willie

WHEN: Wednesday, February 17 at 4-6 p.m. at Fry's Food Store, 4440 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85205 (480) 218-8540

Thursday, February 18 at 4-6 p.m. at Fry's Food Store, 5100 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282 (480) 752-9700

Saturday, February 20 at 10-12 p.m. at Fry's Food Store, 8900 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 (480) 657-6400

INFO: The Arizona Lottery operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products; it receives no General Fund dollars from the State. Proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets—nearly $3 million per week – fund a wide variety of public projects and programs including arts, wildlife, parks, transportation, education and historic preservation in cities and towns throughout all 15 counties in Arizona. Since July 1981, the Arizona Lottery has paid out over $3.9 billion in prizes to players, more than $2.3 billion in net profit to the state, and almost $500 million in commissions to retailers.