Gambling for Cash or Lifetime Football Tickets

Connecticut and Massachusetts offer lotto tickets for the luckiest among us

Sports tickets in New England are more valuable than gold for lots of sports fans, especially if they are tickets for life.

For about $5, sports-lovers with a penchant for gambling can take a chance at cash or never again missing their beloved team, even if a game is sold out.

Last week, the Giants said they’d be sticking their logo on Connecticut lottery tickets and with that logo come cash prizes, but losers can return their tickets to win Giants-themed prizes, like tickets, training camp packages and helmets and jerseys. The game starts Aug. 26. NFL owners in May approved a rule that allows teams to partner with local lotteries.   

But, this is Connecticut and our loyalties are divided between Boston and New York teams, so Giants tickets are not going to satisfy the many Patriots fans out there.

Connecticut does not have lotto tickets for followers of the Brady bunch, but the Massachusetts lottery has a new game offering a chance to win Patriots season tickets for life, prizes or 4,250 Patriot VIP ticket packages and team merchandise.

Pats fans know all-too-well that money can’t buy you tickets, unless you’re willing to take a chance on scalped tickets, so winning admission for life might even be more valuable. 

Because the Massachusetts lottery is selling these, you’ll have to head over the border to take a gamble on these.

The Connecticut lottery, however, has capitalized on the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry and offers different scratch tickets for fans of each team.

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