Hoosier Lottery Player Could Win $1 Million at NASCAR Cup Series Championship Weekend

October 30, 2023 | Lottery News

Trip to Phoenix Coincides with Player’s 39th Wedding Anniversary

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 29, 2023) – Donald Pope of Michigan City is one of four national finalists who will vie for $1 million during a special drawing televised live from the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race on Sunday, Nov. 5.

The “NASCAR Powerball® Playoff” promotion is a partnership between Powerball® and NASCAR in which 16 semi-finalists were drawn from a pool of entrants from 24 participating lotteries. The semi-finalists then went head-to-head in a series of drawings that coincided with the elimination rounds of the NASCAR Playoffs.

The results of the fourth elimination round were announced during the Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 29, with Pope moving on to the final round. As one of the four finalists, Pope won a VIP trip for two to the NASCAR Championship Weekend in Phoenix, Arizona, and the chance to win $1 million.

Donald Pope - Hoosier semi-finalist

I’m really excited about the trip,” said Pope. With his wife accompanying him to Phoenix, “It will be the perfect way to celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary,” he said. “And winning the million dollars would make the perfect gift!

The VIP trip experience includes roundtrip airfare for two to Phoenix, three nights hotel accommodations, two Hospitality Club passes, two passes for VIP experiences at Phoenix Raceway during the NASCAR Championship Weekend including NASCAR Cup Series™ VIP access, NASCAR team hauler tour, pace car rides, Victory Lane access, welcome dinner and all meals, and ground transportation to scheduled events and activities.

From June 1-27, Indiana residents entered by visiting HoosierLottery.com/NASCAR and signing up or confirming their myLOTTERY membership. Once the promotion period ended, 35 names were drawn, with each receiving a $50 Hoosier Lottery Prize Pack and an entry in the multi-state lottery promotion for a chance to be one of 16 semi-finalists.

“Indiana has a rich racing tradition, so this promotion is especially exciting,” said Sarah M. Taylor, Hoosier Lottery Executive Director. “We will be cheering on our fellow Hoosier and are anxious to find out whether Indiana will have a new millionaire on November 5.”

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SOURCE: Hoosier Lottery.

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