Thanks to a non-winning 007 scratch ticket, Shannon Keeble will soon have the experience of a lifetime in addition to the chance to become a millionaire.
The Sioux Falls resident was the winner of the South Dakota Lottery’s 007 second chance drawing, earning herself and a guest an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas. The trip to Sin City isn’t all though, as she will also take part in the James Bond Lottery Challenge for a chance to win up to $1 million.
“When I got the call, I was in shock,” Shannon said. “I’m still in shock. It’s just unbelievable. It’s a dream come true for me.”
South Dakota Lottery Players Club members could enter their non-winning 007 scratch tickets for a chance to win. While Keeble is a fairly new member of the Players Club, her non-winning ticket proved to be fruitful among the 11,853 entries.
“A friend had told me about the app,” Shannon said. “When I got in there, I saw the Players Club part of it. I entered my non-winning tickets thinking it was for the prize of $300 in scratch tickets.”
Much to Shannon’s delight, her big win led to a prize that will be years in the making. Shannon notes that she has never flown or visited Las Vegas, so she’s looking forward to the sights and scenes. She will also share the experience with a lifelong friend to make the trip even more memorable.
“I’m now checking the internet and asking some friends about what I should do when I’m there,” Shannon said.
While she’s looking forward to her trip this summer, Shannon indicated that she hopes this isn’t her last second chance drawing win. She noted that she will continue to enter her non-winning tickets through the SD Lottery’s mobile app.
The SD Lottery’s second chance drawings are exclusive to members of its Players Club. You can join the Players Club free of charge by visiting