We had a very nice letter from a winner in our “Second Chance of a Lifetime – Summer Playlist” promotion. We try to offer something different with our prizes, and this year’s musical theme struck a chord with Shayne Reber of Kansas City. He wrote:
I just wanted to send a comment over about the Summer Playlist Weekly Musical Merchandise that I am still in shock about that I won by having my name drawn. I want to send a million “thank yous” to everyone involved with this promotion, because it is one that with these musical instruments, you are impacting lives and changing them, maybe even for generations. I lost my keyboard when my parents’ house was completely destroyed in a tornado in Liberty 10 years ago. I lost my passion for playing, and my parents literally lost everything and are still recovering since the insurance did not pay for the farm. My keyboard for all these years has been in the back of my mind. I’m doing everything to get my parents back as close to normal as possible, since they are in their seventies and lost a lifetime of memories. I can't wait. For the first time, I can finally sit back down and play for my parents and hopefully put a smile on their faces and ease their pain and make them forget even for a moment the tragedy that has made them lose what is supposed to be their golden years, that they still work every day to make it through. I know, it is only a keyboard, but in the minds and in songs to be played, it is so much more to my parents. Thank you with all my heart.
We’ve awarded 75 prizes of musical instruments every week during the “Summer Playlist” promotion. It continues until Aug. 18. You can enter this promotion by adding non-winning tickets to your My Lottery account. If you don’t have a free account already, sign up for the My Lottery Players Club and start earning Points For Prizes® for your play. Thanks for the note, Shayne, and thanks for playing.