The as yet unidentified winner of the record-sized Powerball lottery has been offered an endorsement deal by fast food fish chain Long John Silver's.
Long John Silver's is offering to make the new lottery winner a spokesperson for their new Buttered Lobster Bites: 'bite-sized pieces of langostino lobster prepared in a buttery breading.' LJS says, "Our customers tell us they crave the taste of lobster, but they don't want to spend $20 to get it." A portable snack box of the Lobster Bites is $2.99.
Wow, who needs a lottery winner, when you've got me blogging like a spokesperson myself... and that's the point, isn't it. Long John's doesn't expect someone who just won $365 million to care about the money they'd get as a spokesperson, they just want the news coverage. Doh! That's what I just gave them!
Of course who knows, maybe the lottery winner will want not only the money, but the long-lasting public exposure and respect that comes with hawking bits of buttery fast food lobster. [press release]