LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Kentucky Derby Festival and the Kentucky Lottery have teamed up to give fans a chance to win a number of priceless, Derby-themed prizes.
The winner of the promotion, or the 2018 Festival Fanatic, will receive VIP treatment during several Kentucky Derby activities, according to a KDF release. Among the prizes, a ride down Broadway in the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade.
There are nine prizes in all. In addition to $500 spending money, the Festival Fanatic will also serve as the 2018 Thunder Over Louisville Thundemator. The Thundemator is the person who starts the fireworks for Thunder Over Louisville.
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To enter, players must sign-in or register for a Fun Club account at kylottery.com or in the Kentucky Lottery app. After that, players will be able to submit an eligible, non-winning KENO ticket worth $5 or more. This entry secures their chance to be named the Festival Fanatic. The tickets must be purchased between February 5 and March 17, 2018 in order to be eligible, according to the release.
KDF said all entries for the Festival Fanatic contest must be received by 11:59 P.M. E.S.T on March 18,2018. The drawing will take place two days later on March 20.
For a complete list of prizes and more information on the contest, click here.