You’ve seen him on TV as an expert collectibles picker and now Mike Wolfe will be coming to your local lottery retailer – OK, maybe not Mike himself, but his game definitely will be there!
The original American picker is teaming up with Iowa Tourism and us here at the Iowa Lottery for a new scratch game and promotion. We kicked things off with a big announcement today at his Antique Archaeology© store in historic LeClaire along the Mississippi River.
The $5 “Mike’s Picks” scratch game is hitting stores today. Look for the tickets with Mike’s picture on them and the rooster logo from his Antique Archaeology stores in Nashville, Tenn., and LeClaire. The game offers instant prizes from $5 up to $50,000. And if you don’t win a cash prize, you can enter your nonwinning tickets from the game into the Mike’s Picks promotion for a chance to win a trip to Nashville or LeClaire and products from Iowa companies.
The promotion kicks off at noon tomorrow and you can enter it through noon on June 30. We’ll hold the drawings on July 1.
In addition to the usual ticket information you’ll need to enter into the promotion, there’s an extra twist this time: You’ll be asked a “Mike’s Weekly Iowa Pick” question. He chose his favorite places and products in the state and we’re going to see how well you know them, too. Your answer to the question will determine the prize level for your entry.
We’ll give away one grand-prize trip to Nashville, where the winner and three guests can tour the Antique Archaeology store and the Grand Ole Opry®; six first prizes of a trip to LeClaire where the winner and three guests can tour the Antique Archaeology store and go on a riverboat tour; and 12 second prizes of an assortment of the Iowa products that Mike picked as some of his favorites.
We know there’s not a bad “pick” in the bunch, so have fun with it!