January 10, 2018
Rhode Island Lottery and New England Patriots Team Up for Patriots Instant Game and Host Rally Event
Playoff season is here and the Rhode Island Lottery and New England Patriots have joined together once again to offer a new Patriots Instant Game titled "5X Champions" highlighting the Patriots five previous Super Bowl victories.
"Rhode Island is the heart of Patriots Nation," Governor Raimondo said. "We are proud that the New England Patriots have chosen to partner with the Rhode Island Lottery for the new '5X Champions' Instant Game."
As the Patriots continue their journey for a sixth trophy and gear up for their first playoff game on Saturday, the Rhode Island Lottery will host a rally event tomorrow, January 11, 2018, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., in the Center Court at the Warwick Mall. Patriots former players and cheerleaders will be in attendance signing autographs and taking pictures. Patriots' fans will also get the opportunity to see all five Super Bowl rings. The new Patriots Instant Game will be available for purchase with autographed Patriots memorabilia and Patriots merchandise prizes raffled off at the end of the promotion.
The new Patriots Instant Game will once again offer a Second Chance promotion. The prizes primarily consist of game tickets with Season Tickets, VIP game tickets, and Ultimate Gillette Stadium passes to be awarded, ensuring there will be plenty of opportunities for Rhode Island Lottery winners to cheer on their favorite team from the stands. New with this game is the opportunity to watch the Patriots play from inside a Super Suite. Forty winners will be drawn to win a pair of suite passes with food and non-alcoholic beverages provided, and four of those lucky winners will also get pregame field passes.
"We couldn't ask for a better partner than the New England Patriots. The appeal of winning game tickets has resulted in strong sales and big boost to our VIP Club membership," said Rhode Island Lottery Director, Gerald Aubin. "We've been able to make dreams come true for hundreds of players by giving away these once-in-a-lifetime prizes, and that's what our business is all about – turning someone's dream into a reality."
This is the sixth Patriots Instant Game offered by the Rhode Island Lottery since the partnership began in 2009. The Patriots weren't the only winners over the years. More than $2.7 million has been generated for the Rhode Island General Fund from the Patriots Instant Games. Rhode Island Lottery Retailers have received approximately $1.4 million in sales commissions for those games. Moreover, the Rhode Island Lottery players have won more than $17 million in instant cash prizes, and been awarded approximately 1,865 Second Chance Patriots prizes, including season tickets, away game trips, and autographed merchandise.