Luck to be tested on Friday the thirteenth

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

People will be able to go and test their luck at the Lucky Friday the 13th Lootery hosted by the Charleston Chamber of Commerce.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. Friday in the banquet facility of the Unique Suites Hotel, 920 West Lincoln Ave., with drawings beginning at 6 p.m.

Tori Weinberg, the communication and event director for the chamber, said tickets will be sold ahead of time or at the door for $50 until 6 p.m. on Nov. 13, when the ticket prices will go up.

Each ticket that is purchased will admit two people and will be going into a raffle drum for a chance to win cash prizes.

Weinberg said different drawings would be available throughout the night, all-leading up to the $2,000 grand prize.

The press release states every fifth ticket drawn wins $50, and every 50th ticket drawn wins $100.

It also states more than $5,000 in cash prizes will be given away during the evening, and winners need not be present.

The night will include music, cocktails and food as well as ticket drawings for cash prizes.

The press release states heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served during the evening, and the cash bar will be open all night.

Weinberg said the lootery began sometime in the ‘80s and has been an annual event since; she also said the members of the chamber love the event.

Gaming tables will be available sponsored by businesses, and the businesses are able to sponsor a casino game.

The press release states that the sponsorship includes the business name displayed on a large sign with the game rules, the option to provide volunteers to staff the game table at the event and name mention in all promotional materials.

People are able to give a $20 donation, and in return they get a cup of “lootery bucks,” which will be able to be used at any of the game tables during the night.

The press release said that winnings would be paid out in raffle tickets that the winners can trade in for prizes at the UPick Raffle table.

Tickets for the lootery are available now and throughout the night, and can be bought from the chamber.

Anyone interested can call the chamber’s office at 345-7041, or go to their website.


Mackenzie Freund can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]