Joe Marsiglia thought the phone call he received a year ago was a prank.
So he just hung up.
After talking to some people and then checking the Facebook live feed and seeing his name get pulled, he realized it was legit.
He indeed had won the ultimate sports prize for any Louisiana sports fan: the annual Premier Season Ticket Raffle held by the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation.
“It just seemed too good to be true,” Marsiglia said. “I was blown away.”
Now it’s someone else’s turn as the foundation is ready to raffle off this sports buffet of season tickets again.
The winner receives two season tickets to this year’s home games for each of the following: Saints, Pelicans, LSU football, LSU men’s basketball, LSU baseball, Tulane football, Tulane baseball, Tulane basketball, UNO basketball, UNO baseball, NOLA Gold rugby and four VIP passes to the Zurich Classic. The winner also gets a pair of tickets to the Sept. 4 game between LSU and Florida State at the Caesars Superdome, the New Orleans Bowl and the Sugar Bowl.
The raffle tickets are $100 each and can be purchased at www.gnosports.com/win. There are only 1,500 tickets available for the drawing that will be held Aug. 26.
The season-ticket raffle is one of the primary fundraisers for the Sports Foundation, the organization that brings major sporting events such as the Super Bowl, the Final Four and WrestleMania to the city. The…