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September 29, 2009 08:10 ET

Macanudo Cigars Contest Features Macanudo Millionaire Contest With Playboy -- and a Chance to Win $1,000,000

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwire - September 29, 2009) - What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, unless you win the $1,000,000 prize in the Macanudo® Millionaire contest.

Macanudo®, America's number-one-selling premium cigar brand is teaming up with Playboy to award one lucky consumer and three guests with the grand prize in the Macanudo Millionaire sweepstakes, an all-expense paid, three-day, two night trip to the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. While in Sin City, the winner and his or her guests will be treated to a VIP evening at the legendary Playboy Club, where they will be accompanied by two Playboy Playmates who will stand in for Lady Luck when the contestant gets a chance to spin a roulette wheel to win the $1,000,000 prize.

Key Facts:

  • One winner will get the chance to spin a roulette wheel alongside Playboy's Miss April 2009, Hope Dworaczyk, for the chance to win $1,000,000
  • Cigar lovers of legal smoking age can enter by purchasing contest entry packs of Macanudos between now and October 31
  • Consumers can also enter by visiting
  • The "Big Spin" will take place on December 12 at the Playboy Club inside the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas

About Macanudo Cigars

Since their introduction in 1968, Macanudo cigars have been a favorite among premium cigar connoisseurs. The brand continues to be the best selling premium cigar brand in the U.S. and also sells in more than 90 countries worldwide. In addition to the base brand of Macanudo cigars, the brand also features these collections: Macanudo Maduro, Macanudo Robust, Macanudo Gold Label, Macanudo Vintage and Macanudo 1968.

Macanudo Millionaire Buzz:

Cigar lovers are already buzzing about the Macanudo Millionaire contest. To read what the buzz is about, check out what these bloggers had to say:

  • General Cigar wants to extend the evening to an entire weekend and has enlisted the help of Playboy Enterprises to create a unique opportunity for what could potentially be the first "Macanudo Millionaire." CigarCyclopedia

  • General Cigar's latest promotion is a contest where you can win a trip for four to Las Vegas during December 2009, and get one chance to spin a roulette wheel for $1 million. To enter, all you have to do is submit a 100-200 word essay before October 31, about why you deserve to win the ultimate Macanudo cigar smoking buddy trip to Las Vegas. Cigars

  • This time they are going even bigger and giving someone a chance to become a Macanudo Millionaire. Entering seems pretty simple and can be done online or by following instructions inside a Macanudo Sampler available at participating retail locations. Stogie Review

About General Cigar

Macanudo cigars are produced by General Cigar Co. Inc., which manufactures and markets handcrafted cigars for the premium market. Committed to delivering cigars of the finest quality, General Cigar also produces Macanudo, Cohiba®, Partagas® Hoyo de Monterrey®, Excalibur®, La Gloria Cubana® and several other leading premium brands. In addition, the company grows its own premium Connecticut Shade wrapper tobacco, as well as natural and candela wrapper in the Dominican Republic. General Cigar also operates Club Macanudo®, a cigar bar in New York City. Based in Richmond, VA, General Cigar sells through tobacconists nationwide. For more information, please visit

® Macanudo, Cohiba, Partagas, Hoyo de Monterrey, Excalibur, La Gloria Cubana and Club Macanudo are registered trademarks of General Cigar Co. Inc.

Playboy, Playboy Club, PLAYMATES and Miss April are trademarks of Playboy and used with permission by General Cigar Co. Inc. Playboy is not a sponsor of this contest.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Victoria McKee
    General Cigar Co. Inc.
    732 721 0317 or 732 580 5215