By John Cirillo
The assorted birthdays, anniversaries and Knicks players’ numbers didn’t work last Saturday, so now the Powerball jackpot has soared to a billion and a half dollars with the intoxicating drawing set for Wednesday. I bought my tickets at Empire City Casino with plans for a press conference to end all press conferences.
Empire City Casino has Powerball fever. For those looking to increase their chances of winning Wednesday’s $1.4-billion Powerball jackpot, Empire City Casino will be giving out a total of 5,000 New York Lottery Powerball® quick-pick tickets.
Empire Club Members can visit a Promotions Booth starting at 10:00am on Wednesday, January 13 to receive one free quick-pick ticket, while supplies last.
Empire Club Members can also receive an additional ticket for every 50 Empire Points earned throughout the day. There will be a limit of five earned tickets per member, and earned tickets must be redeemed at Promotions Booth before 9:00pm on January 13.
Rules: Patrons participating must have an Empire Club Card and valid photo ID to redeem the Powerball tickets – No cash back; Non-transferrable. Not to be duplicated, No extensions. Management reserves the right to change or cancel a promotion at any time without prior notice. Empire City Casino is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets, typographical, technological or printing errors.
I plan to be lighting up a cigar on Thursday (win or lose).
About Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway:
Empire City Casino, one of the largest entertainment and gaming destinations in the northeast, features 5,300 of the hottest slots, electronic blackjack, three card poker, craps, roulette, baccarat and sic bo; year-round harness racing & International simulcasting; live entertainment including the best party, tribute and Latin bands, comedy, & more. A plethora of dining options will satisfy even the most discerning palate with Italian cuisine at Nonno’s Trattoria; trackside dining with live betting at Empire Terrace Restaurant; and convenient delicious options at the International Food Court or Lil’ Cocina. A new $50 million expansion added Dan Rooney’s, a high-energy sports bar, and Alley 810, a craft cocktail lounge rounds out the entertainment options with retro bowling lanes. Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (off I-87 at Central Avenue) Yonkers, NY, Westchester County, open seven days a week from 10:00am to 6:00am. Visit www.empirecitycasino.com or call 914.968.4200 for information.