The holidays will be happier for some lucky people when they win a share of $3,000 in cash prizes — including a $2,000 grand prize — from the Rocky Mount Telegram in our new BINGO game.

The fun begins on Sunday when all home delivery subscribers will receive a unique BINGO card in their paper. On Monday and every day after, one number will be drawn and published in the newspaper until a grand prize winner is declared.

There are nine ways to win: diagonal, horizontal, vertical, first to win designated letters, first to cover all four corners and first to cover the entire board and claim the $2,000 grand prize.

“It’s easy. It’s fun. There is no purchase necessary,” said Craig Springer, regional revenue director for Adams Publishing Group Eastern North Carolina, parent company of the Rocky Mount Telegram.

Bingo cards also will be available at the Telegram’s office at the Rocky Mount Mills.

Complete rules and regulations will be listed on the back of each card.

Please note that cards cannot be duplicated, they must be originals. Daily numbers will not be available by phone, but will be posted in our office each day and available for viewing 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.

To get your daily subscription and play throughout this contest, call Customer Care at 252-329-9505. Call center hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

“This is a great community contest,” Springer said. “Who doesn’t like playing BINGO? Especially this time of the year, when you can bring home money just in time for the holidays.”

It’s simple, just follow the daily numbers drawn and listed everyday in the paper, said Nathan Kohan, regional director of audience development for Adams Publishing Group Eastern North Carolina.

“There are nine chances to win — and best of all, no cost to you,” Kohan said.

Look in Sunday’s newspaper for all the rules and regulations and game cards to start playing, with the first number drawn on Monday.

“We love the opportunity to give back to our readers,” Kohan said.

Contact Bobby Burns at and 329.9572.