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Topic: Lotteries

Sorry, Britain, but This Lovely Christmas Ad From Spain Is the One to Watch This Year

Leo Burnett's short lottery film

Britain was the country that turned Christmas into an advertising showcase. But this year, a Spanish ad from Leo Burnett Madrid might just beat anything the U.K. turns out. The holiday…

Ad of the Day: New York Lottery Says You'd Be a Better Rich Person Than Most New Yorkers

Simply by not being a wasteful, eccentric weirdo

The New York Lottery has turned 1,326 New Yorkers into Lotto millionaires since 1978, more than any other in-state lottery game in the U.S. And fresh-faced New Yorkers who become…

New York Lottery Posts Fliers in Last-Ditch Search for Winner of Unclaimed $7 Million

Year-old ticket expires Friday

The popular knock against the lottery is that you can play it, but you're an idiot if you do, because nobody ever wins. But a new campaign for the New…

Giant Balls Float Down the River Thames in British Lottery Stunt

Pushing their luck

If you thought the giant rubber duck that drifted down the River Thames last year was a ballsy advertising stunt, check out the 26-foot-high, inflatable, lighted Lotto balls the National…

Winning the New York Lottery Makes You Exactly as Funny as Andy Richter

Pay him to write jokes for you

Two fairly amusing New York Lottery commercials from DDB New York illustrate just what it means to be "that kind of rich." In one spot, a lottery millionaire spends big…

Bad Gifts Make Good Comedy in Georgia Lottery's Holiday Ads

Five friends deconstruct their crappy presents

You know how, when someone gives you a horrible gift, you lie and say it's the perfect thing? Don't you wish could just exclaim, "Are you seriously trying to insult…

Holiday Cheers vs. Jeers as Pennsylvania Lottery Remakes 20-Year-Old Christmas Ad

Beloved spot reshot frame for frame

Nothing says happy holidays like killing off a much-loved old commercial and replacing it with something almost identical yet totally different. The Pennsylvania Lottery has updated its "12 Days of…

New York Lottery Lights Up NYC Bus Shelters for the Holidays

DDB puts 1,800 colored bulbs in each ad

DDB is bringing some remarkably intricate holiday cheer to that most moribund of public spaces—the lonely New York City bus shelter—as part of a new seasonal campaign for the New…

Octo-Woman Gets Lucky in Loony Ad for New York Lottery

Perlorian Brothers go out on a limb

MJZ directors The Perlorian Brothers, last seen making snuggly footwear out of cats, are back with their latest crazy commercial—the New York Lottery spot below, celebrating the efficiency and apparent…

Thomas Jefferson Up to His Old Tricks in Lottery Ad

Old habits die hard for president

"Typical Jeffersonian jungle fever" is how AdFreak reader Kenya Brome sums up Thomas Jefferson's behavior in this New York Lottery spot from DDB. Hard to argue with that. Jefferson will…

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