Orlando Magic Offering $100,000 to Anyone Who Correctly Predicts Lottery Picks

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 22, 2014

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NBA draft gurus near Orlando, Florida have a chance to take home a lot of money just by correctly predicting each lottery pick in the year's draft.

The Orlando Magic are holding a contest based on the 2014 NBA draft, which will be held on June 26. There are a few restrictions, however. All contestants must be 18 years or older and live within a 75-mile radius of Orlando. All entries must be in by June 22.

Are you an #NBADraft expert? Correctly guess the 1st 14 players picked & you can win $100,000: http://t.co/JiC8d4re0j pic.twitter.com/DbIREzyRI2

— Orlando Magic (@Orlando_Magic) May 21, 2014

Any contestant who correctly predicts all 14 lottery picks will walk away with a large prize, according to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell. If only one person correctly predicts the lottery, he or she will win $100,000. If more than one contestant nails the picks, the prize money will be split.

The odds of somebody correctly predicting all 14 lottery picks aren't very good. Orlando realizes that, so they will make sure that someone walks away a winner. If nobody correctly predicts the lottery, the Magic will randomly give away two 2014-15 season tickets, which are valued at $6,200.

Given that the Cleveland Cavaliers hold the No. 1 pick for the third time in four seasons, any contestant who enters will have to do their best job of guessing who is the first prospect off the board. After all, the Cavaliers stunned everyone by taking Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 pick in last year's draft.

Orlando holds the No. 4 and 12 picks in this year's draft, so this contest is a good way to see which players the hometown fans are excited about.