So I put my Nebraska roots to work. The Nebraska Lottery was running a contest for the next Nebraska $1 Scratch ticket design so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I put my thinking cap on and began brainstorming...there weren't really any limitations besides couldn't be a previous scratch ticket game concept so it was pretty wide open. I thought it only fitting to represent the locals and our way of life out here in the "boondocks" of the midwest, so I chose to design my lottery ticket around a "cow-pie toss" theme. Cow pie tossing? Really? Yep, and proud of the idea! Why not?
Well, with my rancher husband's expertise, and my illustration & design skills I was able to concoct an anatomically correct cow, and illustrations of cow pies that met my husband's satisfaction. After all, he's the one out there working in it all day, what better expert than the cattle man!
I submitted the design the night before the deadline and a couple of weeks later found out that I had made it to the top 20 finalists! Then from that point it was up to the public to vote on the winners on the Nebraska Lottery website.
I was super pleased when I was contacted and told that I had won 2nd place in the contest! How rewarding! To see more of the entries and other winners you can go to the Nebraska lottery website at nelottery.com »
Tue, November 4, 2008
by Melody Hansen