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Tampa Bay Lightning's $167K Raffle Sets New Record for U.S. NHL Teams

Jun 10th, 2015

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VANCOUVER, BC - While the Lightning battled the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup finals on Saturday, the Lightning Foundation’s 50/50 raffle reached an astounding $167,435; setting a new record as the highest 50/50 jackpot for a U.S.-based NHL team.

On the ice, the Lightning defeated the Blackhawks in game three with a 3-2 comeback win in the United Center in the battle for the Cup. The Lightning look to take a 3-1 lead with a win in tonight’s game.

Throughout their playoff run, the Tampa Bay Lightning has utilized Pointstreak 5050 technology to provide their fans with an easier, more efficient and more exciting way to purchase 50/50 tickets. This year’s playoff run has seen the Lightning generate jackpots averaging approximately $60,000 per game but Saturday’s $167,435 jackpot far eclipsed their previous record by almost 250 percent. 

Half of all the proceeds benefit the Lightning Foundation. The Lightning Foundation brings together the Tampa Bay community through various philanthropic events. For example, the Lightning Foundation supports the Bolt Run, a family friendly event aimed to raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Pointstreak 5050, a division of Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc., is an electronic raffle software system that drives consumer participation in raffle events while providing accountability to the raffle process.  The Pointstreak 5050 system electronically captures every transaction while providing updated real-time raffle information to display devices located throughout the venue. Tickets are sold to fans through fixed touch-screen terminals and mobile devices, creating an effortless data collection system providing faster sales transaction, longer selling periods, accountability and substantial increases in average raffle proceeds. Pointstreak 5050 boasts some of sports' best brands as clients, with partners across the sports landscape including MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, MLS, NLL & CFL as well as several NASCAR events, PGA tournaments and NCAA institutions. Pointstreak 5050 was the first electronic raffle vendor to achieve certification under the Gaming Laboratories International technical standard GLI -31 Electronic Raffle Systems.

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