The Lottery reminded players that Oct. 27 is the deadline to submit nonwinning $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker® tickets for entry into the second of four second-chance drawings.  The second drawing will occur on Friday, Nov. 3.

During each drawing, one Grand Prize World Poker Tour® Experience winner and 191 World Poker Tour® Merchandise Packages will be awarded.

The Grand Prize World Poker Tour® Experience includes round-trip airfare for two to an actual WPTTM tournament in the U.S., six nights' double occupancy accommodations, $1,000 spending cash and up to a maximum $10,000 buy-in to participate in the tournament. The package also includes a WPTTMMerchandise Package and two tickets to the taping of the World Poker Tour® finals of the tournament attended, unless the winner is already at the table!

The experience is valued at $15,515 plus applicable federal and state withholdings paid on the winner's behalf. Winners can opt to receive the cash value of the prize in lieu of the experience.

The World Poker Tour® Merchandise Package, valued at $460, includes a quad-folding poker game table top that seats eight, a WPTTM 300 Poker Chip Set, as well as a WPTTM clock, drink tumblers and a ball cap. 

$100,000 Hold 'Em Poker® features a top prize of $100,000. Players who do not win an instant prize can enter second-chance drawings by mailing in one nonwinning ticket per envelope, no larger than 4.5" x 9.5", to the designated drawing address on the back of the ticket.

Entries for the next drawing must be received by Oct. 27. Future drawing deadlines are Dec. 8, 2006, with the last drawing date to be announced once the game is closed. Entries received after the deadline for the first three drawings will be included in the next scheduled drawing. Entries received after the deadline for the fourth and final drawing are not eligible. All nonwinning entries are destroyed after each drawing. Players may enter as many times as they wish, but may win only one prize per drawing.

Complete rules of $100,000 Hold 'Em Poker® and the second-chance drawings, as well as prize photos, a poker hand ranking chart and an interactive "how to play" tutorial can be found on the Lottery's website.

Lottery ticket purchasers and World Poker Tour® tournament participants must be at least 21 years old. The Lottery also reminds players that anyone who has a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem are encouraged to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867 for help.