LANSING, May 8, 2009 – The Michigan Lottery is giving racing fans the opportunity of a lifetime!
The Michigan International Speedway (MIS) VIP Experience Promotion, through the Lottery’s Internet-based VIP club, Player City (www.playercity.net) gives members the opportunity to enter drawings for MIS race event tickets.
Two drawings will be conducted to award four Michigan International Speedway VIP Experience prize packs for the race weekends of June 13-June 14 and August 15-16, 2009. Each prize pack will include the following items:
- Hospitality benefits: Terrace Suite access, an event gift, pre-race pit access, unlimited beverages, breakfast, lunch, an event program and one parking pass.
- Two Cold garage passes, subject to the rules and regulations of MIS and/or any applicable sanctioning body.
- Two Pace Car rides – held on the Sunday morning during the event weekend and subject to weather conditions.
- Two access passes to pre-race activities for the Cup event race.
Starting May 8, Player City members can enter the drawing by redeeming 5,000 Player City Points or P.C. points, which are earned for participating in various on-site activities. The points will be automatically deducted from the member’s current P.C. Point total. Members may enter as many times as their accumulated P.C. Points will allow.
Drawings will be conducted on June 1 and July 31. Prize pack winners will be contacted by phone by the Michigan Lottery and will be listed on the Player City Web site, www.playercity.net.
In addition to the chance to win prize packs, Player City members will have access to an Acceleration Club Membership discount and race event ticket discounts for the race weekends of June 13-June 14 and August 15-August 16, 2009. Discounted tickets are limited and will not be available once the allotted tickets have been sold.
Since its inception in 2005, Player City has registered over 200,000 members and is believed to be one of the largest online lottery player communities in the world. Membership in the club is free and once registered members can begin to earn P.C. Points which can be redeemed for entries into various monthly contests for event tickets and merchandise.
Over 95 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to retailers. In fiscal year 2008, the contribution to schools was $740.7 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $15 billion to education in Michigan.