British Columbia Lottery Corporation

British Columbia Lottery Corporation

December 01, 2008 14:30 ET

British Columbia Lottery Corporation/Media Release/Countdown to 2010: Win the Ultimate Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Dream

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2008) - Today, BCLC announced the chance to win exclusive Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games ticket packages, coupled with GM vehicles, Air Canada trips, and Panasonic prizes, through SportsFunder's new $20 Countdown to 2010 Olympic lottery game.

"The Countdown to 2010 lottery ticket offers the next best thing to competing at the 2010 Winter Games; the thrill of experiencing the events live," explained John Furlong, VANOC CEO. "BCLC's remarkable commitment will spread the Olympic Spirit to British Columbians in every community, and will help us to make sure the stands are full of cheering fans. It's also an example of the true spirit of partnership that exists within the Vancouver 2010 family. We commend Air Canada, GM, Panasonic and BCLC for their unique contributions to this initiative, and to supporting the dreams of amateur athletes across the province."

Grand-prize packages all include the most sought-after 2010 event tickets, brand-new GM vehicles, world-wide Air Canada Vacations trips, Panasonic prizes, and $20,000 cash.

"The prizes available on this SportsFunder lottery ticket are unbelievable," described Mike Graydon, BCLC President & CEO. "As we head into the holiday season, the new Countdown to 2010 lottery ticket is the perfect stocking stuffer for your family, friends, co-workers or neighbours."

There are thousands of 2010 prizes available to be won including: 500 pairs of tickets to the 2010 Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies; 20 GM vehicles; 75 Air Canada Vacations packages; 2,010 Panasonic prizes; and, 100 main-draw prizes which include more 2010 event packages, event tickets, and cars, trips and TV's. Plus every ticket wins one-of-five exclusive, limited-edition Vancouver 2010 collectible pins.

"In a first-of-its-kind partnership with other 2010 Winter Games sponsors, BCLC has created a "dream" ticket where players have thousands of opportunities to win prizes with GM, Air Canada, and Panasonic," continued Graydon. "It's great to see sponsors sharing in the spirit to create amazing 2010 Winter Games experiences for all British Columbians."

BCLC is a provincial Crown Corporation that offers socially responsible gaming entertainment while generating income that benefits all British Columbians. Last year, more than 6,850 community and charitable organizations received community gaming grants. BCLC is an Official Supporter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Contact Information

  • British Columbia Lottery Corporation
    Chris Fairclough
    Corporate Communications Officer, 2010
    (604) 247-3122 or Cell: (604) 341-1935