How To Enter DraftKings’ Free $100 Million Golden Ticket Giveaway

Written By Grant Lucas on August 18, 2020 - Last Updated on June 8, 2022

Believe it or not, the NFL season is less than a month away from kicking off. And that means big NFL betting.

As it stands, the quest for the Super Bowl begins Sept. 10, when the Houston Texans visit the Kansas City Chiefs.

Of course, what would football season be without daily fantasy football? Or the classic survivor pool?

Fear not: DraftKings has you covered. Particularly in the latter category.

This season, the DFS giant will introduce a massive $100 Million Golden Ticket Giveaway, allowing players the opportunity to claim a share of $100 million via the NFL Survivor Pool.

What’s more, the giveaway guarantees one person a cool $1 million cash.

DraftKings contest is free, accessible everywhere

Simply signing into or creating an account and reserving an entry in the $1 Million NFL Survivor Pool gains players access to the Golden Ticket Giveaway.

Even better, the pool is not a paid entry, meaning it is available even in states without legalized sports betting.

DraftKings will post survivor picks for Week One starting Sept. 8, two days ahead of the season opener. The $1 million pool prize could go to a single champion or be split among multiple winners.

Once a user reserves an entry into the $1 million survivor pool, they can claim a free reward that ranges in value from $5 to $25,000. They can then opt into the Golden Ticket Giveaway sweepstakes, in which one winner is guaranteed $1 million. That drawing is scheduled for Sept. 13.

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What is a survivor pool?

The game is as simple as they come: Pick one team to win each week.

The NFL Survivor Pool requires users to designate one team they believe will win that week. The pick must be submitted before 1 p.m. EST each Sunday during the regular season for any Sunday and Monday games. Thursday picks must be selected before the game’s kickoff.

If the chosen team indeed wins that week, the user survives and has the opportunity to play again the next week. With each week, though, the available teams from which to choose dwindles.

For example, if a user picks the Chiefs to win the opener, he or she cannot use the Chiefs again for the rest of the season.

The last user standing claims the title of survivor pool champion. If multiple players are still alive at the end of the last week of the regular season, the prize pool will be shared.

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Grant Lucas is a longtime sports writer who has covered the high school, collegiate and professional levels. A graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville, Grant has covered games and written features and columns surrounding prep sports, Linfield and Oregon State athletics, the Portland Trail Blazers and golf throughout his career.

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