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Winless Dolphins can help others cash in on new Florida Lottery game


The Dolphins have yet to produce a winner on the field, but they are joining with the Florida Lottery to give fans a chance to cash in on a new game being offered in South Florida.

In the Dolphins Fin-tastic Fantasy 5 game, running through Dec. 6, those purchasing a Fantasy 5 ticket of $5 or more at select retailers will receive a voucher with a serial number that can be entered on the Florida Lottery’s website (FlaLottery.com) for a chance to win Dolphins experiential prizes, including season tickets and a 2012 Ford Fiesta.

Five Dolphins Fin-tastic Fantasy 5 Football drawings will be held from Oct. 12 to Dec. 7, from vouchers entered the night before each drawing. In each of the five drawings, two players will win tickets to the Dolphins-Jets regular-season finale on Jan.1, where they will have the chance during halftime to win cash prizes of up to $2,500 or a Ford Fiesta.

“With last year’s program being such a hit with fans and lottery players throughout the state, we are excited to again partner with the Florida Lottery on this special promotion,” said Jim Rushton, Dolphins senior vice president of corporate partnerships and integrated media.

There will be 155 Dolphins prizes awarded in the second-chance drawings. In addition to the Ford Fiesta giveaway, other prizes being awarded in this promotion include:

A “Dolphins VIP for a Day” experience at Sun Life Stadium, including two Ford Sideline Club and Lounge passes, two executive suite tickets, a private stadium tour, a meet-and-greet with the Dolphins CEO or player personnel, an introduction on the field that will be broadcast on the stadium video board, a souvenir photo taken on the field and a $500 Dolphins Team Store credit;

A Dolphins game day Experience, consisting of two 100-level game tickets, two tickets to Nat’s BBQ Bash and one parking pass; as well as season tickets and game-day tickets.

Despite their struggles on the field, Dolphins popularity throughout the state was reflected in sales of the Florida Lottery’s three NFL Scratch-off games over the past year. The Dolphins Scratch-off (game ended) had $19.7 million in sales statewide, compared to the Bucs ($15.5 million; that game continues through Oct. 28) and Jaguars ($7.13 million).

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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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