Hostess sweepstakes offers chance for $1 million
February 23, 2010
by Eric Schroeder
IRVING, TEXAS — Hostess Brands, Inc. is sponsoring a sweepstakes that will give one consumer the opportunity to shoot baskets during halftime of a National Basketball Association game for a chance to win $1 million.
As part of the contest, which runs Feb. 21 through March 20, consumers may register game codes printed inside specially marked multipacks and single-serve packages of Twinkies and Hostess Cup Cakes at www.hostesscakes.com. One consumer will be selected randomly from all game code entries to win the grand prize, which includes an all-expense paid three-day, two-night trip to Dallas and the chance to make four basketball shots in 24 seconds during the first half of an NBA basketball game.
For each shot made, the contestant may win the following monetary prizes:
• $10,000 for making the layup
• $25,000 for making the layup and free throw
• $50,000 for making the layup, free throw and three-point shot
• $1 million for making the layup, free throw, three-point shot and half-court shot.
The prizes awarded for each shot are not cumulative, and if the winner does not make any shots, he/she will receive a consolation prize of $5,000, Hostess said.