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Vikings announce lottery partnership

Vikings fans have faithfully plunked down hard earned cash on tickets the last 33 years, hoping for the team to make another Super Bowl appearance.

Now they can spend more money on Vikings tickets with a far less likely chance of paying off.

Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune  reports the Vikings will partner with the Minnesota State Lottery to create the first-ever Vikings scratch game, which is not connected to raising funds for a possible stadium. 

Customers can throw their money away in hopes of winning a $200,000 top prize or a season ticket package for four people.  To win, participants must attempt to match two of the twelve men in the Vikings huddle.

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53 Responses to “Vikings announce lottery partnership”
  1. philwauke says: Jul 17, 2010 7:52 PM

    So this makes viking fan a double loser?

  2. TryTheVeal says: Jul 17, 2010 7:58 PM

    Soon to be followed by the Brett Farve’s groin scratch off….You know damn well the Favre knob slobbers in Minnesota will sell this game out fast….

  3. ganggreenguido says: Jul 17, 2010 7:59 PM

    was chilly the inspiration for this game?

  4. royale2k100 says: Jul 17, 2010 8:01 PM

    12 men in the huddle? But I thought everyone knew that football is played with 11 guys on either offense or defense. Oh wait, I get it…..

  5. robert ethen says: Jul 17, 2010 8:04 PM

    $200,000 OR a season ticket package for four. I guess that’s the value of the family discount package these days.

  6. DaCajun says: Jul 17, 2010 8:10 PM

    LOL. Vikings will have a much better chance of winning on a lottery ticket then the Vikings making it to the Super Bowl much less win it. LOL
    Will the sale of the lottery tickets help pay for the teams move to LA next year? LOL

  7. mattgso says: Jul 17, 2010 8:12 PM

    Florio prepaid for his weekly set of brINT faver scratch-offs.

  8. JimmySmith says: Jul 17, 2010 8:18 PM

    Match 12 men? Only in Minnesota does this make sense. Childress’s stupidity is now legendary, celebrated and now parlayed into a lottery game. What’s next, scratch and sniff tickets featuring Favre’s nut sack? Knowing the Viking fan base, they will snap those up.

  9. 4ever19 says: Jul 17, 2010 8:19 PM

    You match 6 numbers and you get to decide whether Brett stays or retires. Wait. No you don’t. No wait, yes you do.

  10. MrHumble says: Jul 17, 2010 8:22 PM

    Funny……the MN lottery determined that 45% of their scratch off tickets are bought by people from ……….Wisconsin. I’m sure the Vikings and State of MN appreciate it. Nobody ever nominated packer fans as being the smartest.

  11. Bordner says: Jul 17, 2010 8:28 PM

    How long until this game moves to L.A. due to lack of “fan” support?

  12. us1mm0 says: Jul 17, 2010 8:30 PM

    phil,
    whats it like to be a troll??

  13. OLDCRACKER says: Jul 17, 2010 8:31 PM

    The lottery is the worse form of a Regressive Tax…and it does nothing towards helping get a new stadium.
    That’s okay, just pass another tax on the people of Minnesota. Keep “picking those pockets” until nothing is left, and then move the team to greener pastures.
    When is enough, enough???

  14. Monctonviking says: Jul 17, 2010 8:33 PM

    I suppose ..the profits will go to the oil spill or health care reform…….naw they are going to a new stadium just not part an actual plan passed through
    Tim Pawlenty = worlds biggest packer fan

  15. Sparrowhawk says: Jul 17, 2010 8:47 PM

    Viking season ticket package for four… retail value about $30.

  16. Kay Bee says: Jul 17, 2010 8:51 PM

    That last line was funny….hell, this whole blurb is funny. LMAO

  17. funi says: Jul 17, 2010 8:55 PM

    Runner up gets a boat trip with Culpepper!

  18. mattgso says: Jul 17, 2010 9:10 PM

    # MrHumble says: July 17, 2010 8:22 PM
    Funny……the MN lottery determined that 45% of their scratch off tickets are bought by people from ……….Wisconsin. I’m sure the Vikings and State of MN appreciate it. Nobody ever nominated packer fans as being the smartest.
    ————————————–
    source? link?
    You know WI as it’s own lottery, right?

  19. dreamer says: Jul 17, 2010 9:10 PM

    I guess if you scratch the gray off of Chilly’s mouth you win 50,000.00 if Favre’s butter is in there.

  20. MrHumble says: Jul 17, 2010 9:11 PM

    Gotta admit, it beats the hell out of a scratch n’ sniff Mark Chumura lottery ticket where the winner gets to go into the Packer Pervert Hall of Fame. While other teams cut or trade perverts, the Packers put them in their HOF. Next up, Johnny Jolly gets the Wisconsin Business Man of the Year award.

  21. Vikingsfan7 says: Jul 17, 2010 9:20 PM

    Funny……the MN lottery determined that 45% of their scratch off tickets are bought by people from ……….Wisconsin. I’m sure the Vikings and State of MN appreciate it. Nobody ever nominated packer fans as being the smartest.
    ____________________________________________
    Haha that’s good shit right there.

  22. FumbleNuts says: Jul 17, 2010 9:21 PM

    Match 3 Jared Allen’s and you get a dirty jock strap FREE calf roping lessons.

  23. Rocsteady says: Jul 17, 2010 9:28 PM

    $200K? Didn’t the Patriots have multiple Million dollar prizes? Are the Vikings cheap or just not making any money?

  24. Gophersnot says: Jul 17, 2010 9:35 PM

    Jimmy S**ts,
    The Wisconsin Lottery has had a Packer lottery ticket for awhile now. My daughter, who works at a store, talks about the Packer fans using food stamps to purchase these tickets. Talk about stupidity.
    http://www.wilottery.com/splash/packers/bonus.htm

  25. edgy says: Jul 17, 2010 9:55 PM

    To win, participants must attempt to match two of the twelve men in the Vikings huddle.
    *********************
    EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! :)

  26. edgy says: Jul 17, 2010 9:59 PM

    # mattgso says: July 17, 2010 9:10 PM
    # MrHumble says: July 17, 2010 8:22 PM
    Funny……the MN lottery determined that 45% of their scratch off tickets are bought by people from ……….Wisconsin. I’m sure the Vikings and State of MN appreciate it. Nobody ever nominated packer fans as being the smartest.
    ——————– ——————
    source? link?
    You know WI as it’s own lottery, right?
    ********************
    So does OK but along the border, people from other states will play the other’s lottery.

  27. Steeler79 says: Jul 17, 2010 10:06 PM

    People always talk about the Bucs, Chargers and Billss as the teams most likely to move but the Vikings will not get a new stadium in Minnesota (Government there is vehemently against it and the governor has vowed to kill all stadium deals) and they desperately need a new one.
    Unless Ralph Wilson dies in the next year (Bills will move when he does) the Vikings are the most serious threat to move to LA, followed by the Bucs.
    And also, the Vikings needed an extension to sell out a playoff game last year and that is awful. Good or decent teams (looking at you, Bucs) shouldn’t have any empty seats. Teams like the Lions or Rams have an excuse but certainly not teams who are have won 7 games in a season or are IN the playoffs.

  28. Bob S. says: Jul 17, 2010 10:18 PM

    Hypocrites! First class! NFL and Vegas go to court and intimidate judges so Delaware can not take bets on NFL games!

  29. GBfanForever says: Jul 17, 2010 10:28 PM

    I’m surprised the NFL would allow a gambling connection. Seeing as the vikes aren’t really an NFL team anyway they’ll probably let it slide.

  30. Contra says: Jul 17, 2010 10:36 PM

    LOL at all the Packers fan posts. Leave it to Packer fans to laugh at a team who is doing everything they can to be a financially positive team. Meanwhile, in thebland of foam
    cheese hats and clogged gravy veins, the Packer financial report is tanking and their own coaching staff fails to pay it’s taxes.

  31. philwauke says: Jul 17, 2010 10:45 PM

    us1mm0 says:
    July 17, 2010 8:30 PM
    phil,
    whats it like to be a troll??
    ————————————————-
    Oh man every morning I wake up I get the feeling in my gut that my team has never won or will never win a superbowl. It also pains me that my team will be in L.A. in a couple of years. Oh wait! thats your team…. Sorry man.

  32. twizzlystick says: Jul 17, 2010 10:55 PM

    Another nonstory. The Vikes just joined 18 other NFL teams – including the Packers – that are taking advantage of the league letting them make deals with state lotteries to use their logos on scratch off games.
    And no Steeler79, Goodell already ruled out the Vikings as a possible team to be relocated to LA according to Ed Roski who is building the stadium in LA. The league said it has to be a smaller market team which probably means Jax.

  33. Majik Bullet says: Jul 17, 2010 10:58 PM

    GBfanForever says: July 17, 2010 10:28 PM
    I’m surprised the NFL would allow a gambling connection. Seeing as the vikes aren’t really an NFL team anyway they’ll probably let it slide.
    ___________
    So does this mean that the Packers got beat down twice last year by a UFL team? Please, think before you speak.

  34. mike says: Jul 17, 2010 11:01 PM

    The Wisconsin Lottery has had a Packer lottery ticket for awhile now. My daughter, who works at a store, talks about the Packer fans using food stamps to purchase these tickets. Talk about stupidity.
    Pretty sure lotterys are cash only talk about stupidity posting something like that.

  35. jwflez says: Jul 17, 2010 11:03 PM

    @Bordner
    Are you seriously implying that the Vikings don’t have fan support???
    I’m sure someone has the exact year but they have sold out every game for as long as I can remember. The problem is, your dealing with dumb politicians. Also you got people who aren’t football fans who don’t realize how much revenue the vikings bring in now and how much more a new stadium would bring in
    We love our sports teams and we have as much love for at least 3 out of the 4 four major sports(NFL, MLB, NHL) as any other city/state in the U.S.
    here is how I see the blame for a potential move to L.A.:
    30% economy/budget deficit
    70% Bull headed people

  36. OLDCRACKER says: Jul 17, 2010 11:05 PM

    The L.A. Jaguars…bet on it!

  37. robert ethen says: Jul 17, 2010 11:05 PM

    Packers lottery is very similar to the Vikings, except in Wisconsin the top prize is 4 season tickets in Minnesota.

  38. BullTerrier says: Jul 18, 2010 12:55 AM

    Thanks for the update, Gregg. You are smart enough to compound the story into the Vikings and someone gambling for a subliminal punchline. Good job.

  39. BullTerrier says: Jul 18, 2010 1:46 AM

    Favre and an ESPY award for his own gambling on throwing another legendary pass last year against the 9ers.
    Scratch and he wins.

  40. Tinbender says: Jul 18, 2010 2:14 AM

    Majik Bullet says: July 17, 2010 10:58 PM
    GBfanForever says: July 17, 2010 10:28 PM
    I’m surprised the NFL would allow a gambling connection. Seeing as the vikes aren’t really an NFL team anyway they’ll probably let it slide.
    ___________
    So does this mean that the Packers got beat down twice last year by a UFL team?
    ————————————————————
    Sounds about right

  41. RealityTrip says: Jul 18, 2010 3:05 AM

    How many packer fans posted here to express their butt hurt? Hilarious obsession they have……..

  42. ncoolong says: Jul 18, 2010 6:56 AM

    “To win, participants must attempt to match two of the twelve men in the Vikings huddle.”
    Ooohhhh….cold….hilarious, but so very cold…

  43. Nagasakee says: Jul 18, 2010 8:27 AM

    A shame the Florio version of this story left out so many facts…like that the Vikings will now be the 19th team to have such a lottery, after they waited a year on the legalities. That the Vikings got approximately $ 200,000 to allow the state to use their logo, and that once sales go over $ 9 million, there will be revenue sharing with the team; and that John Randle is the spokesman for this initiative. There’s lots more, wish the story here included some of the additional info.
    The poster that mentioned “regressive tax” is dead on right, lotteries are typically played by the lowest socio-economic class out there, as a desperation retirement plan. I guess Jimmy Smith is in line for tix right now…

  44. sand0 says: Jul 18, 2010 10:36 AM

    Idiots are capable of taking the same 5 tired and boring Viking disses and combining them in a not creative way with this lottery game.
    God you dorks are lame.

  45. favresux says: Jul 18, 2010 12:02 PM

    $200,000 or viqueens tickets. hhmm-show me the money so I can watch real football!

  46. CaptainMarvel says: Jul 18, 2010 12:49 PM

    I’m from MN and can take a joke. That was a funny article – keep ‘em coming Florio. It is fun to be a fan of the most popular team and most popular player.

  47. PackersPackFudge 8==D says: Jul 18, 2010 1:19 PM

    Steeler79 says:
    July 17, 2010 10:06 PM
    People always talk about the Bucs, Chargers and Billss as the teams most likely to move but the Vikings will not get a new stadium in Minnesota (Government there is vehemently against it and the governor has vowed to kill all stadium deals) and they desperately need a new one.
    Unless Ralph Wilson dies in the next year (Bills will move when he does) the Vikings are the most serious threat to move to LA, followed by the Bucs.
    And also, the Vikings needed an extension to sell out a playoff game last year and that is awful. Good or decent teams (looking at you, Bucs) shouldn’t have any empty seats. Teams like the Lions or Rams have an excuse but certainly not teams who are have won 7 games in a season or are IN the playoffs.
    —————————-
    Uh you couldn’t be more wrong on this one… I hate it when people talk like they know what they’re talking about and yet know nothing about the situation… Minneapolis/St. Paul is the 15th largest market in the United States, the NFL already said that they will not approve to move the Vikings out of Minnesota because it wouldn’t make any sense to do so. There are teams in much smaller markets i.e. Buffalo, Jax, even Oakland and San Diego…. The Vikings will not move so please everybody just stop hating.

  48. footballrulz says: Jul 18, 2010 2:24 PM

    @ppf8d
    Thanks for that about the NFL not going to approve a Vikings move. I’d seriously hate to see that. Way too much history.
    Heck, if the NFL let the Vikings move we couldn’t come on here and have all this fun….

  49. wangchungish312 says: Jul 18, 2010 2:40 PM

    “Now they can spend more money on Vikings tickets with a far less likely chance of paying off.”
    I think history shows that as being debatable as far as Super Bowls are concerned. They’ll probably have a pretty good regular season again.

  50. mike says: Jul 18, 2010 3:26 PM

    Any link to this supposed article where the nfl wont let the vikings move? Im callin bs

  51. sand0 says: Jul 18, 2010 6:32 PM

    Vikings have played in 4 superbowls in their approximate 50 years existence. This is one every 12.5 seasons. Your odds of winning a $200k scratchoff are probably closer to one in 500,000 tickets or more.
    This “joke” is just stupid enough to appeal to dorks and morons. Obviously it was written to attract the Vikings’ incredibly low brow rivals. And judging from the comments it worked beautifully.
    Well done Florio. If only you could lead sheep off of a cliff as well as you do into our threads…

  52. Contra says: Jul 18, 2010 7:53 PM

    sand0 says:
    July 18, 2010 6:32 PM
    Vikings have played in 4 superbowls in their approximate 50 years existence. This is one every 12.5 seasons. Your odds of winning a $200k scratchoff are probably closer to one in 500,000 tickets or more.
    This “joke” is just stupid enough to appeal to dorks and morons. Obviously it was written to attract the Vikings’ incredibly low brow rivals. And judging from the comments it worked beautifully.
    Well done Florio. If only you could lead sheep off of a cliff as well as you do into our threads…
    ——
    well done on calling out this hack writer.

  53. FreddieBaby says: Jul 21, 2010 10:56 AM

    Why do so many Packer fans hang out in the Vikings group? I have to believe that it must be envy. Two more wins again this year against the Fudgies!!!

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