You’ve survived 2020. Can you survive the NFL season?
The DraftKings Online Sportsbook is awarding $100 million in prizes for users who enter the $100 Million Golden Ticket Giveaway, the site’s free survivor contest, and it’s open to both new and existing account holders.
All you have to do is go to draftkings.com/golden-ticket or find the link to the contest on the site’s home page. Pick a team you think will win Week 1, and you’re entered.
This is a no-brainer — there’s no reason not to enter.
What you can win
Everyone who enters the contest will win something. All players that participate will receive an instant reward of $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 or $500. Other prizes of $1,000 and $25,000 will be awarded as cash.
But use your site credits quickly. All rewards will expire at the end of the month, and you have to wager the site credits on the daily fantasy sports site or sportsbook in order to cash them out. In total, $100 million in prizes are being awarded through the $100 Million Golden Ticket Giveaway.
In addition, all users who make a pick by the Sept. 13 cutoff will be entered into a sweepstakes for the chance to earn $1 million, with the winner being drawn that same day. Look for a notification in your email if you won.
There is still one more chance to win after that, however, through the DraftKings Survivor Pool.
The last one standing in the NFL survivor pool will win a $1 million place prize. If there are multiple people still alive in the final week, the prize will be shared. As of Sept. 1, 297,000 people had entered the pool, and it’s growing fast. To qualify, you must enter your selection before the Week 1 games.
How the NFL survivor game works
DraftKings’ survivor contest works the same as other survivor leagues. Everyone who enters in Week 1 has to pick the team they think will win that week. If your team wins, you advance to Week 2. If your team loses, you’re out.
The caveat is that once you pick a team, you can’t pick that team for the rest of the season. For instance, if you pick the Indianapolis Colts to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1, you can’t use the Colts for the rest of the season. By the time week 12 rolls around (if you are still alive), you will have 11 fewer teams to choose from.
Do you burn a really strong team for a Week 1 lock or do you save that team for later in the season? There’s a lot of strategy to your picks, especially as the season goes on.
But even if your team loses in the first week, you’ll still end up coming out ahead with DraftKings site credits. With the $100 Million Giveaway promotion through DraftKings you can’t lose.