he New York Jets became the latest participant following a deal with the New Jersey Lottery. The agreement between the NY Jets and the New Jersey Lottery will see the launch of a new Jets-themed instant lottery ticket with single cash prizes of up to us$ 100,000, alongside a host of exclusive Jets themed prizes such as "Team Owner for a Day", where winners travel to an away game on a private jet, enjoy pre-game sideline passes, premium seats, access to the Jets post-game press conference, and a meet-and-greet with team owner Woody Johnson.
NY Jets themed instant scratch cards are expected to go on sale in September at lottery retailers throughout the state, as well as at the Jets’ home stadium at the Meadowlands on game days.
"Partnering with a storied franchise like the New York Jets promises great things," said William Jourdain, New Jersey Lottery’s acting Executive Director, "The Jets have a special place in the hearts and minds of countless New Jerseyans, and we're very pleased to be able to work with them to give something back to their fans."
Matt Higgins, the Jets’ executive vice president of business operations, said: "We are excited to partner with New Jersey Lottery to offer our fans not only a chance at winning substantial monetary prizes but unique Jets experiences not offered anywhere else.
“Although the tickets will be sold throughout the state, fans won't have to travel far to give the game a try, as the Lottery has arranged for Jets Football Fantasy to be available at the Meadowlands on gamedays.”
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, who is currently entangled in a legal battle with the Department of Justice in an effort to lift a ban on sports betting in New Jersey, welcomed the agreement between the state lottery and the Jets.
Each ticket a Jets fan purchases goes to support kids in K-12 education, students in New Jersey colleges and universities, and our state's veterans and the developmentally disabled, to name just a few beneficiaries of Lottery support,” he said. “As fans support their favourite team, they provide support for young and old New Jerseyans alike in communities throughout the Garden State."