The Progressive Corporation : 'The Messenger' Has the Only Cure for Lottery Fever: Free Lottery Tickets
03/30/2012| 11:00am US/Eastern
Progressive® Insurance character sends 500 tickets
to local agency to distribute in Perk Plaza
Lottery fever has reached an even more frenzied pitch with news that The
Messenger, featured in ads from Progressive auto
insurance, sent 500 Mega Millions© tickets to local
Progressive agent John Hannon of Evarts,
Tremaine, Flicker Company, to give away to the people of Cleveland.
Even though he's out on the road, The Messenger didn't want to forget
about Progressive's hometown of Cleveland. Earlier this morning, The
Messenger randomly gave away 1,937 lottery tickets throughout New
Orleans. The 1,937 tickets help mark Progressive's 75th
anniversary, as a nod to the year the company was founded - 1937.
"I'm already 'saving it forward' by giving people across the country
opportunities to save time and save money," said The Messenger. "Now I'm
giving them a chance to live in a way most of us can only dream about.
If one of those tickets holds the lucky numbers, I hope the winner also
saves it forward and spreads their good fortune with others."
The Messenger has been in New Orleans for the past two days, taking the
money he saved by switching his insurance to Progressive and saving it
forward to people he meets. He's already bought locals their morning
beignet, helped cover their tax payments, and has made "positive
pullovers" that rewards drivers on the spot for their safe driving
His visit to New Orleans is part of a nationwide journey, which has
included stops in Tampa, Fla., Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Colo.,
Phoenix, Ariz., Austin, Texas, Los Angeles, Portland, Ore., and Seattle.
Along the way he's filled up tanks of gas for people, paid for their
parking, covered their airport baggage fees, waited in line to get their
morning coffee, gave away hard-to-get concert tickets, and much more.
Hundreds of people have been touched by The Messenger's random acts of
savings so far, and his journey can be followed on Facebook at
NOTE TO EDITORS: Local Progressive agent John Hannon
will be giving away lottery tickets on 3/30 at 12 noon at Perk Park,
at 12th and Chester Ave in
downtown Cleveland, OH. He will be available for photographs
and video at that time.
The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to
understand, buy, and use auto
insurance. Progressive offers choices
so consumers can reach us whenever, wherever, and however it's most
convenient for them--online at progressive.com, by phone at
1-800-PROGRESSIVE, or in-person with a local agent.
Progressive offers insurance for personal and commercial autos and
trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, and homes. It's the
fourth largest auto insurer in the country, the largest seller of motorcycle
insurance, and a leader in commercial
auto insurance. Progressive also offers car
insurance online in Australia at http://www.progressiveonline.com.au.
Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering
shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like
Name Your Price®, the Snapshot Discount®, and a
concierge level of claims service.
The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village,
Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at (NYSE:PGR).
Steve Kaczynski, 440-395-1008
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