RCF Winners Spotlight: Player keeps piling up the wins, including 2013 season tickets [VIDEO]

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

By Derek Arnold, RussellStreetReport.com

Derek is a columnist for RussellStreetReport.com (formerly Ravens24x7.com), a leading Baltimore Ravens fan site that features Ravens news and insight from the fans perspective. For more on the Ravens and to read Derek’s columns, visit RussellStreetReport.com.

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A win is a win.

That’s a mantra that has been repeated time and again amongst Baltimore Ravens fans in 2012, as the team continues to pile up victories that are anything but pretty.

For players of the Maryland Lottery’s Ravens Cash Fantasy game, a win is definitely a win.

Nobody knows that better than Patricia Beck of Randallstown, who, much like the Ravens, keeps piling up the “W’s.”

As an RCF winner in 2010, Patricia got to take a trip out to the Ravens’ training facility, the Under Armour Performance Center (or, “The Castle,” as many fans know it), to participate in a Punt, Pass, and Kick contest.

In 2011, Patricia won again, this time enjoying a Ravens game from the comfort of club level seats at M&T Bank Stadium.

However, Patricia wasn’t done yet. Just as the Ravens’ most recent victory in San Diego was their most exciting to date, Patricia’s 2012 Ravens Cash Fantasy win tops all that came before it. Patricia won Ravens season tickets for the 2013 season.

“I couldn’t believe it. All night long I was screaming, even the next day, going ‘I won! I won! I won!’” said Patricia. “I called up my friends, and I would say, ‘ok, take your ear off the phone because I’m going to scream when I tell you this!’”

Being excited is absolutely understandable when you know that you get to attend every single home game that the Ravens will play in the 2013 season in person at beautiful M&T Bank Stadium. That’s the position that Patricia finds herself in.

Fellow Ravens fans will be glad to know that a true fan won the prize, as Patricia has no plans to give any of her tickets away to opposing (or even friendly) fans.

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“I’m going to take my husband, and I’m going to all the games. If we have a night game, and it’s real, real cold, I might offer them to somebody else. I don’t like cold weather, but otherwise I’m going to every game!”

So what does it take to win Ravens Cash Fantasy THREE years in a row (aside from a good dose of luck, of course)?

Persistence.

“My husband buys me a scratch off every day,” Patricia said. “When the Ravens Cash Fantasy Scratch-Offs come out, I always say to him that I want those.”
Far from just coming home and handing the ticket to her, though, Patricia’s husband plays a game within a game with her scratch-offs.

“He hides them around the house and I have to go hunting for them. I might find them in the refrigerator, in the coffee maker, in the dog food…” Patricia said, laughing.

So once the “treasure hunt” is over and Patricia has found her tickets, what’s her winning strategy?

She prefers to give herself as many chances as possible.

“I look to see when the next (second chance) drawing is, then I put my yards in for what looks like the best prize. However, I always go with the category that requires the least amount of yards to enter. That way I get as many entries – and chances to win – as possible!

“I never go for the million dollar prize, because I don’t think I’ll ever win that.”

Though, seeing as how her prizes keep getting better, perhaps Patricia should start aiming her sights higher.

“I may have to start putting in for the million dollars, because my prizes keep getting better and better!” she said.

For now, Patricia is excited to spend the next nine months or so looking forward to her 2013 season tickets, and telling everyone she knows about her exciting win.

“You can tell when I tell the story that I’m still really excited. Every time I tell it I tell it in the same way, ‘GUESS WHAT I WON!’ And I have an entire year to enjoy my prize because I get to go to all the games,” Patricia exclaimed.

“I just hope the Ravens are as good [next year] as they are this year. We’ll see.”

While we all hope that the Ravens continue to be a fun, exciting team, there is no question that the Ravens Cash Fantasy scratch-off prizes will remain top-notch.

With the recent announcement of weekly $25,000 drawings, there are now more chances to win than ever. The $25,000 weekly drawings occur every Thursday through January 2013, and the next monthly drawing for great Ravens prizes is Tuesday, December 4.

Enter at mdlottery.com/ravens.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jiggs1 Etta Anderson

    Ray let me start by saying congrats on your decision to retire. You will definitely be missed out there on the field my friend. I’ve watched you for years where there were some bad times but the good times far out weighed the bad for sure. Ray I would like to say to your family thanks for letting us share you for all these years. As you venture to your new endeavors I will be looking to see you on the Big Screen again. Ray please take good care of yourself and always remember to be good to you. Mahalo for all your great years.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.fishel.96 Jeff Fishel

    There will NEVER be another RAY LEWIS!!!! Thanks man. God bless.

  • Patricia Maley

    I am old enough to be Ray’s (and the whole team’s) mother. From the day they set foot on Baltimore’s shore, Ray has been “my Guy”. My dream is to someday meet him in person, but if that’s not possible, live long and prosper Ray. You are an inspiration to us all!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joy.adkins3 Joy Adkins

    You are a true inspiration to all in the Baltimore area and beyond. It brought a tear to my eye to hear you were retiring. I LOVED the t-shirt you had on under your uniform last weekend. Psalms 91 is a great scripture. Good bless and good luck in your future efforts.

  • ceceliamariemiller

    your the best i new we would win you were there oh yea. love the dance.we will take it all with you by our side. thanks ray…… after we win the super bowl you can sit back and be proud of your team and enjoy the rest of your life. see you in the super bowl.

  • disqus_o9IHBhXwkx

    Thanks for your strong dedication to the Ravens Nation, we love you and will miss you deeply. In your retirement, May GOD Bless You and what ever HE lead you to do may you find much success. Thanks Ray for your commitment to B-More! V. Matthews, Owings Mills, MD.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alma.seney Alma Seney

    GOOD LUCK RAY WHATEVER U PLAN 4 THE FUTURE

    ASP CETREVILLE MD.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vince.cooper.79 Vince Cooper

    Thanks Ray!…for being a role model for all of us and showing us how it is done with “Class”. Thanks for PROTECTING THIS HOUSE! YOU DID!

  • Lin Bartle

    Thanks for your dedication, skills, and devotion to the Ravens and the City of Baltimore. You put the team and the city “on the map.” I am glad that you began and ended your career with the Ravens. I wish you a wonderful future.
    LB, Columbia, MD

  • KEVIDGE@HOTMAIL.COM

    GOOD BYE RAY YOU JUST A FOOTBALL PLAYER BUT I GOT TO SAY GOOD HEARTED MAN EVEN MORE SO

  • kelvin hobson

    Good Luck Ray,You were true OLD SCHOOL!

  • http://www.facebook.com/petgurl Petgurl KG

    Thank you Ray!! We love you!! God bless you and your family!! We will miss you soooooo much!! We look forward to hearing from you and your family in the future!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jody.brinkley Jody Victor Brinkley

    I’m going to be wearing my #52 jersey long after you retire. God Bless You. J Brinkley, Portsmouth, RI (my husband is a Baltimore native–Halethorpe, MD)

  • Laura E., Cambridge, MD.

    Ray, Thank you for making me fall in love with football, my husband thanks you also!. I will always wear my #52 Ravens jersey to every game. You have influenced so many people in so many ways. What a legacy you have left, Mr Football!!

  • http://4LadyDi.blogpsot.com/ Lady Di

    Thanks Mr Lewis for everything you’ve done for Baltimore, Maryland and the many, many people living in it. All prayers that your retirement is everything you and your family want it to be.

    #YouReallyDoBleedPurple

    Lady Di

  • http://www.facebook.com/dawn.h.stanley Dawn Hooper Stanley

    Thank you Ray! John Harbaugh said it best….”you gave us history to pass on to our children and grandchildren!” Thank you thank you thank you for staying with the Baltimore Ravens your entire career! God Bless you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cherie.jenkins.547 Cherie Jenkins

    You have been such an inspiration. It’s always been obvious how dedicated you have been to the game & the Ravens. You will be missed; but I hope you continue to be a part of Baltimore. Thanks for the memories! Cherie Jenkins, Westminster, MD

  • KS

    Ray we are going to miss you! Wish you success in whatever you do! God bless!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ted.south.39 Ted South

    Thanks For Signing a autograph for then my 8 yr old Son at BWI after your busted up your fingers in the ChristmasEve Game against PITTS that you WON! Your a ood Man!
    T. Southerand Pasadena

  • http://www.facebook.com/theresa.cole.587 Theresa Cole

    Thank You, you are the GREATEST!!! :) GOD bless you in your endeavours. T. Cole, Aberdeen Md
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