A 13-year-old boy decided he’d rather have $475 in cash than see teen pop queen Britney Spears in concert. After twisting off the cap from a bottle of Pepsi, Andrew Benson discovered he had won four tickets to a Spears concert and $200 in spending money. His musical taste runs more to rap artists so the choice wasn’t too difficult.
Andrew called the toll-free number on the cap and traded in the prizes for $475, which he plans to share with his nine brothers and sisters and four cousins.
His mother said she will pitch in another $25, so he can start with an even $500.
Andrew said he felt lucky after he spent $1 on a Pepsi at the school store.
“This might be a winner,” he recalled telling his friends.
There are 4,800 bottle caps offering tickets to Spears’ Summer 2002 Tour concerts, and the odds of winning are 1-in-51,163, according to PepsiCo.