The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Great SEPTA Papal Pass Lottery
If you’ve been good, you’re sure to hit the jackpot. And if you wash out? Don’t blame SEPTA, sinner.
When their plan to sell papal-visit regional rail passes online was crushed by a tsunami of demand, the great minds at SEPTA went back to the drawing board and came up with a better idea. This time around, they’re offering the 350,000 chances to ride into town to meet Francis via lottery. No need to rush to your computer at midnight tonight to sign up; officials assure us your odds are just as good if you’re late to the one-day-only papal pass party as if you’re first in line. They will be using a highly scientific analytic formula to weed out duplicate or fraudulent requests. But hey, you’re a person of faith, right? Not a sparrow falls! In Vatican Land, there’s no such thing as chance. If you’ve been good, you’re sure to hit the jackpot. And if you wash out? Don’t blame SEPTA, sinner. Now you know what’s waiting for you on the Other Side.
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