Fans of marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey can now catch his work on instant tickets from the South Carolina Education Lottery.?
?The artist's colorful brushstrokes bring to life South Carolina's native red drum fish, sailfish, dolphin fish, and loggerhead sea turtle, our official reptile, in the series of four collector tickets.?
?Players will get their first look at the Guy Harvey game when tickets go on sale July 16 at lottery retailers statewide.?
Guy Harvey, with a top prize of $100,000, offers a second-chance opportunity to win a fishing trip with Guy Harvey in Grand Cayman Island and a vacation to The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Tickets are $5.
The Florida Lottery recently launched its newest GUY HARVEY Scratch-Off Game following the large player response to an inaugural Guy Harvey designed game last year that proved to be the most successful $2 scratch-off game in the 25-year history of the Florida Lottery.?
?While many know Dr. Harvey from his fish and wildlife-focused art, his love of the ocean and its diverse inhabitants is what drives him. Dr. Harvey is generously donating proceeds received from the game to state conservation groups to fund education and marine conservation efforts here in South Carolina.?
?"We strongly believe that it's important to teach and educate children and adults to be responsible stewards of our marine environments," said Dr. Harvey. "Investing our South Carolina Education Lottery funds back into conservation and education programs will allow us to build on our existing work in the state and to support some new programs around the Palmetto State."?
?"We are thrilled to partner with Guy Harvey and can't thank him enough for sharing his talents and passion with the Education Lottery and our state," said Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea. "Preserving our coastal estuaries for future generations to enjoy both sport and commercial fishing is something we can all appreciate."?
?Complete details on the Guy Harvey ticket and second-chance promotion are online at sceducationlottery.com http://sceducationlottery.com.
?Guy Harvey is a registered trademark and used with permission. The Sanctuary and Kiawah Island Golf Resort are registered trademarks and are used with permission.
About Guy Harvey
Guy Harvey is a marine wildlife artist and conservationist who earned a Ph.D. in Fisheries Biology. His depictions of marine life, especially of sportfish such as marlin, are very popular with sport fishermen and have been reproduced in prints, posters, t-shirts, jewelry, clothing, and other consumer items. Harvey is also a very vocal and active advocate for marine conservation, having established the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University of Fort Lauderdale, Florida as well as the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, an organization that funds marine conservation research and educational initiatives. www.guyharvey.com
About the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation funds inspired scientific research and innovative educational programs to encourage conservation and best management practices for sustainable marine environments. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations will enjoy and benefit from a naturally balanced ocean ecosystem where fish and other marine wildlife flourish. www.guyharveyoceanfoundation.org