Not A Billionaire? Not A Problem. Villa Italian Kitchen Eases Sting Of Mega Lottery Loss With Free Pizza Giveaway
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Not A Billionaire? Not A Problem. Villa Italian Kitchen Eases Sting Of Mega Lottery Loss With Free Pizza Giveaway

Quick-Service Pizza Brand to Trade Losing Tickets for Cheese Slice for One Day Only

October 24, 2018 // // MORRISTOWN, NJ - With the largest lottery jackpot in history up for grabs, it’s estimated that hundreds of thousands of hopeful patrons have picked up a lottery ticket ahead of Tuesday night’s historic $1.6 billion drawing. Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands, heard the news and couldn’t help but wonder: given the odds of winning, what will happen to all the losers?

Fret not, wannabee billionaires! For one day only on Wednesday, October 24, Villa Italian Kitchen will allow its guests to trade their losing tickets for a free slice of cheese pizza with the purchase of a beverage at its nearly 250 locations nationwide. Guests must simply display their losing ticket at the time of purchase to redeem, and within moments can be enjoying a delicious slice of Villa Italian Kitchen’s Neapolitan Cheese Pizza, made from homemade dough, sauce made from fresh California tomatoes and topped with melty, 100% whole milk mozzarella.

“We have been following the news of this historic lottery drawing closely,” said Mimi Wunderlich, Director of Communications and Digital Marketing, Villa Italian Kitchen. “When we heard what the odds of winning the jackpot were, we couldn’t help but feel for all those who would be let down – and we knew that we would probably have to be at work on Wednesday morning, too! While a free slice of pizza isn’t a billion dollars, hopefully it will still make someone’s day.”

Villa Italian Kitchen features a variety of mouthwatering menu items, from Neapolitan and Pan pizzas, with homemade dough prepared fresh daily, 100% whole milk mozzarella and sauce made from fresh California tomatoes, to pasta imported from Italy, delicious salads, Stromboli, entrees and much more. Villa Italian Kitchen also offers catering and large to-go orders, featuring hot, delicious and high-quality meals that are perfect for any celebration, event or meeting, complete with a dedicated catering manager who ensures personalized service and a customized menu.

*Offer available only on October 24, 2018 at participating Villa Italian Kitchen locations with the purchase of a beverage while supplies last.

*Limit one per customer.

*Guests must present physical official lottery ticket for redemption; no photocopies will be accepted.

*Ticket must have a drawing date of October 23, 2018 only and be a losing ticket. The ticket will be kept by the store and will not be returned to the guest for any reason.

*By exchanging, guests forfeit their right to the ownership of the ticket.

*Cannot be combined with any other offer.

*Void where prohibited.

For more information, please visit, or follow along with Villa Italian Kitchen at and on Instagram at @VillaItalianKitchen.

About Villa Restaurant GroupSM (previously known as Villa Enterprises)

Villa Restaurant GroupSM is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele (Michael) Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Restaurant Group, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Restaurant Group is an international organization that recently celebrated its 52nd anniversary with nearly 350 restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa Restaurant Group’s quick-service restaurant brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen®, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads®, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt®, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries®, Far East Asian Fire®, and other emerging brands, can be found throughout the United States and internationally. Villa also operates full service restaurants in New Jersey under the 40North Restaurant Group® brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub®, The Office Tavern Grill®, The OFFICE Beer Bar & Grill®, Steelworks Buffet & Grill®, Piattino® and George & Martha’s®. For more information, please visit

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SOURCE Villa Restaurant Group



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