BY DAVID ANDERSON, email@example.com
10:51 AM EST, February 6, 2013
Harford County resident Fred Anderson won a $6,000 prize in the Maryland Lottery's Fan of the Game contest for the Super Bowl.
It's far from the first time he has won the monthly contest, however, during the Baltimore Ravens' championship season this year. It's the fifth time and more than $25,000 in winnings for the season.
"I do buy quite a few [Lottery] tickets, and they're all Ravens tickets that I buy," said Anderson, a retired union electrician.
Fan of the Game is one of many monthly contests players can be entered in through the Lottery's Ravens Cash Fantasy Second Chance Contest.
A Fan of the Game winner has been selected for each of the Ravens' 16 regular-season games, three playoff games and the Super Bowl. Each gets an automatic $5,000 prize, plus $1,000 for each Ravens interception.
Ravens Cash Fantasy has been around for four years; the 2012 season was the first year for Fan of the Game, said Erica Palmisano, assistant communications director for the Lottery.
Contestants can win a variety of other prizes, such as Ravens season tickets, chances to travel with the team, a catered tailgate party and more.
Players can purchase a $5 scratch-off ticket, and scratch off the bottom right corner of the ticket to reveal a Second Chance code, which is in the form of football yards in increments of 100, 200, 300, and in some cases, 600.
Players enter their yardage online at http://www.mdlottery.com/ravens to be entered in the Fan of the Game contest.
Players can purchase as many tickets as they want and enter as much yardage as they want, Palmisano explained.
"He has entered more contests than any player this season," she said of Anderson.
Anderson was the Fan of the Game for the Ravens' Sept. 10 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Nov. 18 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Dec. 9 game against the Washington Redskins, the Dec. 23 game against the New York Giants, and the Super Bowl, according to the Lottery website.
Cornerback Corey Graham made an interception in the Steelers game, and safety Ed Reed made interceptions for Anderson in the Bengals game and the Super Bowl.
"I thought they played a good game, and I'd like to have seen a couple more interceptions, but one was enough," Anderson said of the Super Bowl.