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?

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 percent whole milk mozzarella.

“We have been following the news of this historic lottery drawing closely,” says 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 menu items, from Neapolitan and Pan pizzas, with homemade dough prepared fresh daily, 100 percent 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.

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