Tulsa Man Wins Super Bowl Tickets For Himself, 10 Friends
TULSA, Oklahoma - A Tulsa man is headed to the Super Bowl along with ten friends thanks to Visa.
Visa announced on its Facebook page that Tulsa resident Zane Hight was the winner of the Super Bowl grand prize, a trip to Indianapolis with 10 friends.
According to a story on Arkansas Tech University's web site, Hight stopped at a Starbucks in December as part of his morning routine.
"I get people telling me I spend too much money on coffee and I have too much of a coffee habit. But I spent $13 and won a $60,000 prize, so nobody's convincing me otherwise now," Hight told News On 6.
Hight says he replayed the message several times and after checking the internet determined the voicemail was legitimate and returned the phone call.
"Naturally, I was cynical. I was like, 'what kind of scam is this?' So when I actually started researching the information, I typed it in on the Internet, was trying to check out these companies, check out the names, check out the phone numbers, and everything was coming up legitimate, and that's when I started - you know - shaking in my boots," he said.
Hight told Arkansas Tech his ten guests include his sister, a best friend and a current TU colleague. He also picked seven people from his time at Arkansas Tech in Russellville, Arkansas.
Hight moved to Tulsa last summer to take the job as residence director at the University of Tulsa.
The total value of the sweepstakes is $59,400. Hight's odds of winning were 1 in 10,901,603,938.
Zane doesn't have a favorite team, but he told News On 6 he's excited to see Kelly Clarkson perform the National Anthem.