Special St. John Festival Lottery Tickets Feature Artwork by GHS Students

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In celebration of St. John Festival, the Virgin Islands Lottery is releasing a traditional Lottery Ticket featuring original artwork from Gifft Hill School students.

“Festival as seen through the eyes of children is a reminder of the colors, the pageantry, the music and costumes,” said Kevermay Douglas, Virgin Islands Lottery Chief of Staff. “We are pleased to showcase the very fine art for our St. John students as part of the Lottery’s Youth Enrichment Program that funds education, music and sports activities for young Virgin Islanders.”

The St. John Festival ticket went on sale Thursday, June 23, and the drawing will be on July 7. Tickets will be available in front of the V.I. Lottery office and this year in a special booth at Culture night.

“It is our hope that someone at Festival wins the $175,000 first prize,” said Douglas. “What a great way to celebrate Festival.”

Tickets are $1.50 each or $30 for a full sheet. The grand prize is $175,000 with a total of $330,000 in prizes available. Tickets are available at dealers outside any V.I. Lottery office, Anna’s Market, Utter Delight, Caribana, MoneyGram locations and other dealers.

This ticket celebrating the spirit of St. John Festival is a continuation of the Lottery’s History and Heritage series of tickets featuring images of life in the Virgin Islands.

To launch this ticket, the Lottery will be taking free photos of people during the upcoming events throughout July, or the public is invited to take their own pictures and enter online at winusvilottery.com to be considered for the October 6 Lucky You ticket.

For more details call A.C. Burgess at 774-2502.