Macanudo’s Millionaire Contest Now Open

Andrew Nagy
Posted: August 9, 2011

For the third straight year, Macanudo and Playboy are teaming up to give one lucky cigar smoker a trip to Las Vegas for the chance to win $1 million.

Starting now, consumers can enter by visiting and submitting an essay that describes their favorite Macanudo smoking experience. Entrants also have the option of dressing up their essays with photos and videos if they wish, but Macanudo, which is owned by General Cigar Co., says this isn't necessary.

Entries must be received by September 30, and the winner will be named on October 31.

The owner of the winning essay will be flown (along with three guests) on November 4 to the Palms Casino Resort in Sin City where they will stay through the weekend. There they will all be treated to a VIP evening at the Playboy Club and take part in a round of poker. If either the winner or guests come up with a straight flush or higher, Macanudo will award the $1,000,000 prize.

Helping guide the winner through their Las Vegas trip will be Alison Waite, Playboy's Miss May 2006.

For more contest details, visit your nearest brick and mortar cigar shop and pick up a specially-marked four-pack of cigars that contains a Macanudo Café, Maduro, Cru Royale and 1968 cigar.

James Klarevas Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, August 9, 2011 9:24pm ET
straight flush OR HIGHER? I like them odds. Would I at least be allowed to keep my poker winnings from the game itself?
JESUS Calderon Bakersfield, CA, UNITED STATES, August 10, 2011 5:56pm ET
Yeah, the only flush I get to experience while playing poker is when I visit the John every few beers!!

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