Counting basketballs pays off for contest winners

Sunday, March 25, 2018

While we wonít know the winner of the Times-Gazette/Kincaid Service Company Bracket Bucks contest until after the NCAA menís basketball tournament has ended, four people have already won prizes in the Count The Basketballs contest.


Sherry Nowlin of Shelbyville, Jamie Wachner of Shelbyville, Charles Sanders of Unionville and Kent Curtis of Shelbyville were selected randomly from among those who correctly counted 24 basketballs in the ads on pages 2, 3 and 4 of our Bracket Bucks insert. Nowlin has won a pizza party from Papa Johnís in Shelbyville; the other three receive $50 gift cards.

More winners ahead


Bracket Bucks players continue to watch as their teams progress or are eliminated. The national championship game will be played Monday, April 2. The local winner, based on a system that awards points for correct picks, will receive a 49-inch LG full HD smart LED television from Kincaid Service Company and will have their name inscribed on the Bracket Bucks trophy. The second-place winner will receive a Holland Companion Grill from Kincaid Service Company.


In addition, local entries will be eligible for a nationwide grand prize of either $25,000 (for a perfect entry) or $2,500 (for a non-perfect entry). Tentative contest winners, both national and local, will be posted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Any player who wishes to contest the results must do so before 11 a.m. Thursday, April 5. After that, official winners will be confirmed.