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WSCR-AM Brings Back $20,000 'Golden Ticket' Contest

After successfully holding a similar two-month promotion last summer, WSCR-AM/670 The Score is bringing back the contest where one lucky person will be presented with a "Golden Ticket," which will give them a $20,000 gift card to purchase tickets to just about any sporting or live event in the country. "The 2015 Score's Golden Ticket Giveaway" is a promotion between CBS Radio, Vivid Seats, and Laredo Hospitality -- parent company of Chicagoland Shelby's and Stella's Place slot machine cafes.

The contest, which begins today, will include on-air, on-site, cellular, and digital contesting opportunities for fans to enter, culminating in the grand finale event, taking place on August 29th. That event will be broadcast live on WSCR-AM.

In the 1964 book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," as well as the 1971 film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and the 2005 film named after the book, the story begins with the local chocolate company hiding a special golden ticket inside some of its candy bars, which would allow the finder to get to tour the magical candy factory. Something similar will be done at the Score's contest grand finale.

The 60 semi-finalists at the August 29th event (ten more than the 2014 contest) will each be handed a chocolate bar at random. One of those bars will have a golden ticket inside of its wrapper. The person holding that ticket then wins the special VividSeat.com gift card, allowing that person to purchase up to $20,000 in sports or entertainment tickets from the ticket broker.

There will be a few different ways to qualify to be one of the 60 contestants at the finale event.

More than half of the contestants will come by visiting the participating Shelby's and Stella's Place locations, finding the keyword of the day, and sending that keyword in to WSCR-AM via text (to shortcode 67011) or online. This will happen daily through August 9th.

The participating locations are:
Stella's: 1171A Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Stella's: 108 Commons Drive, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Stella's: 2011 North Manheim Road, Melrose Park 60160
Stella's: 8067 W. 95th Street, Hickory Hills, IL 60457
Stella's: 1015 W Stearns Road, Bartlett, IL 60103
Stella's: 63 S. Route 12, Fox Lake, IL 60020
Stella's: 8759 Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Stella's: 196 W. Roosevelt Road, Villa Park, IL 60181
Stella's: 17W454 22nd Street, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Stella's: 534A W. Dundee Road, Wheeling, IL 60090
Stella's: 255 E. Dundee Road, Wheeling, IL 60090
Stella's: 1720 N. Richmond Road, McHenry, IL 60051
Stella's: 1057 N. Roselle Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Stella's: 1701 N. Larkin Avenue, 800C, Crest Hill, IL 60403
Stella's: 2035 Ridge Road, Minooka, IL 60447
Stella's: 319 N. Randall Road, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Stella's: 2415 75th Street, Suite B, Darien, IL 60561
Stella's: 1081 E. Lake Cook Road, Wheeling, IL 60090
Stella's 508 Randall Road, South Elgin, IL 60177
Stella's: 2190 Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Stella's: 10348 W. Roosevelt Road, Westchester, IL 60154
Stella's: 834 E. Ogden Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559
Shelby's: 2765 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085
Shelby's: 1183 N. Roselle Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Shelby's: 6566 W. Route 34, Plano, IL 60545
Shelby's: 321 East St. Charles Road, Villa Park, IL 60181
Shelby's: 2021 N. Mannheim Road, Melrose Park, IL 60160
Shelby's: 337 W. Stevenson Road,Ottawa, IL 61350
Shelby's: 4 Meadowview Center, Kankakee, IL 60901
Shelby's: 372 S. Weber Road, Romeoville, IL 60446
Shelby's: 801 S. Route 59, Bartlett, IL 60103
Shelby's: 206 Keul Road, Dixon, IL 61021
Shelby's: 2735 Mannheim Road, Franklin Park, IL 60131
Shelby's: 1588 Buttitta Road, Streamwood, IL 60107
Shelby's: 944 N. Kinzie Avenue, Bradley, IL 60915

Qualifying individuals will also be selected from WSCR-AM on-air promotions and live remotes.

Even those who don't win the "Golden Ticket" will still receive other prizes, which could include $25 gift cards for playing games at Stella's Place or Shelby locations, an additional $25 gift card for food and drinks at those locations, and a fan-pack which could include a key chain, sports cushion, water bottle, t-shirt, and hat.

Mitch Rosen, WSCR-AM Operations Manager/Program Director and the station's own Willy Wonka, said today: "It has been an exciting time for a Chicago Sports fan. We are fortunate to live in one of the most passionate sports cities in America and as a station we want to be able to give back to our loyal listeners. Winning this prize could have you front row for the all the action. It would be a dream come true for any sports fan."

More information on WSCR-AM's second annual Golden Ticket Giveaway, can be found at 670TheScore.com/GoldenTicket or by calling CBS Radio Chicago's promotions department at 312-729-3944.

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