Karl Faul of Breaux Bridge recently gave his luck another try, and it paid off with a trip to the Big Easy to cheer on the New Orleans Saints.  Faul's non-winning $5 I LOVE MY SAINTS scratch-off ticket was selected as a Louisiana Lottery 2012 Saints Prize Package winner from among 4,500 entries in the game's first second-chance drawing.

"You can't win if you don't play," said Faul, who received four Plaza Club Sideline tickets to the Sept. 23 Saints game against Kansas City in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  His prize package also included pregame field passes for his party, a parking pass, overnight hotel accommodations, a $200 dinner allotment and $500 spending cash.

"It was just a fun day," exclaimed Faul, who attended the game with his wife, Dana. "The seats...being in the Superdome - We really enjoyed ourselves!" The couple headed to New Orleans a few days early to enjoy the city before watching the Saints take on Kansas City on Sunday. 

In addition to Faul's prize, 10 Official Autographed Saints Merchandise Prizes were also awarded during the second-chance drawing held Sept. 11. David Fuhrmann of Ponchatoula, Martha L. Harris of Bossier City and Yvonne M. Baker of Lafayette each won an autographed Saints helmet. Sidney Leboeuf of St. Amant, Louis Northern Jr. of Rosedale and Felton R. Lawrence of Port Allen each won an autographed Saints jersey. Debera H. Seals of Baton Rouge, Alfonso Williams Sr. of Monroe and Duane C. King of Shreveport each won an autographed football. Darlene Faye Newland of Greenwell Springs won a pair of autographed Saints fleur-de-lis gloves.

The Lottery reminds players that the deadline for its second I LOVE MY SAINTS second-chance drawing is Monday, Oct. 15. During the next drawing, 10 entries will be selected to win an official Saints autographed helmet, football, jersey or gloves. In addition, one winner will be selected to receive a 2012 Saints Prize Package to the Saints vs. Atlanta game on Nov. 11.

To enter the second-chance drawing, players should complete the information on the back of non-winning $5 I LOVE MY SAINTS scratch-off tickets and mail one ticket per envelope no larger than 4.5" by 9.5" to the address printed on the back of the ticket. The entry must arrive at the second-chance drawing address by the Oct. 15 deadline to be entered into the second drawing; otherwise, it will be entered into the third drawing. Players can enter as many times as they wish, but each entry should be mailed in a separate envelope.

The Louisiana Lottery is solely responsible for administering the game and second-chance drawings. Lottery ticket purchasers and second-chance drawing entrants must be at least 21 years of age.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available by calling 1-877-770-7867. For security purposes, the Lottery encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing.