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Record Powerball lottery winner gets endorsement offer

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Long John Silver's asks unknown lottery winner to become national spokesperson for new meal

Although yet to be identified, the newest millionaire in the U.S. has already received a first commercial endorsement offer.

In an unprecedented move, Long John Silver's wants the winner of the largest-ever lottery to be the company's official spokesperson for its new Buttered Lobster Bites.

"We think this is a first in the history of business," said Steve Davis, President of Long John Silver's. "We've selected a product spokesperson without even knowing the person's identity, age, gender, marital status or occupation. What matters to us is that the winner represents what our new Buttered Lobster Bites are all about - that everyone in America can enjoy a taste of the good life."

"You don't have to be a millionaire to eat like a millionaire, thanks to our new Buttered Lobster Bites," Davis added. "What better person to share that message than America's newest everyday-citizen-turned-millionaire?"

If the mystery winner accepts the offer, Long John Silver's can add some fame to the record-setting fortune by offering the winner an opportunity to appear in advertising and marketing materials for the company's new Buttered Lobster Bites, which allow fast-food customers to enjoy a "taste of the good life."

America's newest millionaire could be featured in television and point-of-sale advertising, on the company's web site and in public relations materials for print, radio and television. In addition, the lottery winner will have the opportunity to don the official Long John Silver's lobster costume and visit restaurants from coast to coast. The winner also would be given VIP treatment and flown by private plane to Long John Silver's headquarters to meet Davis and other company executives.

The new product is available for a limited time at participating Long John Silver's restaurants beginning Monday, Feb. 27.

"Our customers tell us they crave the taste of lobster, but they don't want to spend $20 to get it," said Davis. "With the introduction of our new Buttered Lobster Bites, America can enjoy the taste of langostino lobster at a fast food restaurant, served quickly and at a great price. There's never been a doubt that this is the 'taste of the good life,' and now we think we've found our new spokesperson to help communicate that message."

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md
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Posted: February 21, 2006, 11:29 am - IP Logged

This is great news!  Hopefully, the new winner has a business savvyness about them to undertsand they couldn't keep their name out of the media anyway with such a large jackpot win, so they should just strap in, and ride the wave.  They are now in position to earn money even before they ink the deal. 

 

Money has a way of earning more money.  If they pitch this right and stay clean, there's more to come.


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    Posted: February 21, 2006, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

    That would be a great endorsement for the winner. However, I don't want to see the winner have financial problems. Also, get an education while you can for the winner if it's a young person.

      Dream's avatar - dragon1

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      Posted: February 21, 2006, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

      Anything to expose his identity. I sure wouldn't want to expose my self and tun into a beehive.

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        BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
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        Posted: February 21, 2006, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

        Fast Times at Ridgemont High had a pirate

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          Posted: February 21, 2006, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

          "The winner also would be given VIP treatment and flown by private plane to Long John Silver's headquarters to meet Davis and other company executives. "

           If I just won about $125-130 million (cash option), I will buy my own private plane. Thanks but no thanks. I don't want more PR than I am already getting.

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            Posted: February 21, 2006, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

            I would not endorse Long John Silver I do not think their fast food is that good!!!!!!!-weshar75

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              Sparta, NJ
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              Posted: February 21, 2006, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

              Anything to expose his identity. I sure wouldn't want to expose my self and tun into a beehive.

              How do you hide three hundred sixty-five million dollars from the publice - when the world wants to know?  Ever heard of leaks? The world will know your name!  No doubt about it.  How many commercial ad-people have you seen walking through the supermarket you shop at?  You wouldn't recognize Jack if he was sitting at the end of the bar. 

              More money because you're known?  Why not?  You plan to invest your winnings don't you? 

              Sheesh!

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                Posted: February 21, 2006, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

                Long John Silver's will have lobster on its face if the winner (what would LJS do if it's a lottery pool?) chooses annuity.

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                  Coastal Georgia
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                  Posted: February 21, 2006, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

                  This is the stupidest thing I have heard in a while......

                   

                                                 

                                

                   

                   

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                    Posted: February 21, 2006, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

                    Yeah and then, the lottery winner can have a cameo appearance on an episode of "Lost" not to mention be one of the contestants on "The Apprentice"  or maybe get a huge shoe contract from "nike" !!!!!

                    Give me a break!!!

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                      Posted: February 21, 2006, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

                      Yeah and then, the lottery winner can have a cameo appearance on an episode of "Lost" not to mention be one of the contestants on "The Apprentice"  or maybe get a huge shoe contract from "nike" !!!!!

                      Give me a break!!!

                      If you buy the concept of a soda machine playing football, or P-Diddly driving a Pepsi Truck, you'll buy into anything.  I won't even go the Brittney or Paris Hilton route.  It is what America is all about.  Being stupid, and making money at it.

                      Cheers

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                        Posted: February 21, 2006, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

                        Why not ask the President or the VP, I hear they will do almost anything to make a buck.  The VP's got his company all those no-bid contracts in Iraq and now the president allowing the Arabs to take over our nation's largest seaports. 

                        I've hear it's the first million dollars that hard to get, the rest of 'em come easy and it must be true. 

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: February 21, 2006, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

                          Why not ask the President or the VP, I hear they will do almost anything to make a buck.  The VP's got his company all those no-bid contracts in Iraq and now the president allowing the Arabs to take over our nation's largest seaports. 

                          I've hear it's the first million dollars that hard to get, the rest of 'em come easy and it must be true. 

                          Any time Chucky Sumer and that skank-slug from California is regurgitating words of wisdom, hold your nose and grab a barf bag.  Chucky, the leading American who would would rather see you lying dead in the gutters of New York City, then have the chance to defend yourself.  Barbara Box would look down and say, whats the problem?  I can afford body guards, why can't you?  Two people who have gotten rich off laws they have written, complaining about two Americans who got rich the old fashioned way - their family earned it.  I have the same esteem for them that I have for STDs.

                          Just who would you suggest America get to run those ports?  Google, and name one company in America that can handle that type of contract.  Even the Brits are getting out of the business, it is why the contract is up for acquisition.  How about some South American company? NOPE!  How about a country from Europe? Nope!  How about Canada? NOPE!  Liberals are great about complaining, but never have an answer.  Forty years of liberal democrats, and all we got was a United Nations Building, a welfare program that is out of control, a Social Security program that will be broke before your children know what the abbreviation SSAN stands for, unions that support sub-standard labor for ourangeous prices, and thousands of country's who expect us to beg forgiveness for being better then they are.

                          Know some one in the Navy?  Ask them the to name best port in the Middle East they've been at.  Ask them to name the port where the security allowed to to feel totally secure.  Ask them to name a country in the Middle East where an American has never been blown up.  Yep, the one country you know zilch about, but want to complain about.

                          Oh, by the way, it is not HIS company any more.  He doesn't need the money.  He has more then you'll ever have, even if you won the lottery.  Haliburton - is the ONLY company qualified to do what it does.  Name another company that can set up operations in thrity days in a war zone?  Four years later and there are only a few wannabes that still can't qualify.  I prefer the BEST take care of America and its troops, not some one rinky-dinky outfit thrown together to look good at a Sounthern Conference meeting in Alabama!

                          Either Chaney or Bush could buy you, give you away, and buy you back, and wouldn't even have to check the balance on their accounts.  Unlike Billy-Bob and Hillary-Jane Clinton, they don't need the increase in pay, or rely on Pork Bellies to get invited to the better neighborhoods for dinner.  They have no gutter to crawl out from.  I'd trust my daugher in George Bushes house any day of the week; I wouldn't want her in the same neighborhood as Bill Clinton.  You want to bad mouth the rich, go after the Swimmer Kennedy.  Ask Mary-Jo's mom whether she prefers Kennedy or Bush.

                          Cheers

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                            Posted: February 21, 2006, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

                            I think an endorsement for H & R Block would have been more appropriate.