Phillies vs. Astros: South Jersey family wins lottery for World Series tickets twice

BLACKWOOD, NJ (WPVI) — A South Jersey family has won the Phillies World Series sweepstakes not once, but twice.

Ryan and Samantha Meyers both signed up for a chance to buy tickets to one of the Phillies’ three home games and learned Wednesday that they both won.

“I said, ‘Did you get the email too?’ And he checked and got the email too, same as me,” Samantha said.

“I thought, ‘Sam, we both get it.’ That’s when it hit me, oh my god, what just happened?” said Bryan.

More than a million people applied for a chance to purchase 20,000 available tickets from the Phillies. They were notified by email when they had the opportunity to purchase two tickets.

The fact that they could buy more than two meant they could take with them the biggest Phillies fan they know, their 9-year-old daughter Mikayla.

“We chose Crumbl Cookies and wrote on the box,” Samantha said, explaining how they surprised her daughter.

When Mikayla saw the message on the inside of the box, she was thrilled.

“She freaked out screaming,” Samantha said.

Mikayla said she doesn’t know what it’s going to be like in Game 4 of the World Series since this is the first time the Phillies are going in their lives.

“I don’t really know, it’s my first time going to a World Series game so I don’t really know what to expect,” Mikayla said.

She had a question for her parents after finding out she was going to the game.

“Am I free from school?” She asked.

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