Ravens fan wins season tickets for 20 years in Maryland lottery second-chance deal

BALTIMORE, MD – Most people playing the lottery want to win cash prizes, but one Baltimore Ravens fan was more than thrilled to find out he won 20 years worth of season tickets for his team at M&T Bank Stadium.

Angelo Contrino of Pasadena was one of six finalists for a chance to win Ravens season tickets for 20 years.

“Today, as those finalists stood together on the club level at M&T Bank Stadium, Contrino was revealed as the “Seats for 20 Years” winner. The coveted prize includes two club-level tickets and a parking pass for every pre-season and regular-season home game for the next 20 years,” the Maryland Lottery said in a statement. “The big day began with the finalists taking a private tour of the stadium, which included visits to the postgame press room and team locker room. Once the tour was complete, the finalists were greeted by former Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith, who announced Contrino as the winner. After Smith congratulated the six finalists, the group watched as Contrino’s name was displayed 100-feet wide across the stadium’s Smartvision boards.”

“I’m speechless — this is the prize of all prizes. This has been a dream of mine ever since the Lottery started this promotion,” said Contrino, a 55-year-old maintenance supervisor, adding that he plans to use the tickets to share the excitement of Ravens football with family. “My son just retired from the Army and I’m planning to be right there with him at every game next season.”

Contrino was sporting a Justin Madubuik jersey during the event. The six finalists were randomly selected from more than 818,000 entries.

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The promotion is a joint effort between the Maryland Lottery and the Baltimore Ravens.