Medieval Knights Choose the NY Lottery's Better Odds Over Likely Death in Spot for Take 5

Tom Kuntz Directs Latest Spot for McCann NY

Published On
Oct 16, 2017

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The New York Lottery is promoting the one in nine odds of its daily draw game, Take 5, with a new spot in the style of a Hollywood medieval epic (think "King Arthur" or similar) but with a Monty Pythonesque twist.

The ad shows a group of knights assembled in a forest. A messenger comes to tell them the size of the enemy they're facing. "Two, maybe three...hundred thousand?" he ventures. What's more, they have catapults, and really big dragons. Their leader suggests they could go and fight them--or they could just play the Take 5 game, where they have a one in nine chance of winning.

The spot was created by McCann New York and directed by MJZ's Tom Kuntz.


Oct 16, 2017
Brand :
New York Lottery
Client :
New York Lottery
Agency :
McCann-New York
North American Chief Creative Officer :
Eric Silver
Chief Creative Officer :
Sean Bryan
Chief Creative Officer :
Tom Murphy
Executive Creative Director :
Mat Bisher
Executive Creative Director :
Dan Donovan
Creative Director :
Jason Ashlock
Creative Director :
Dominick Baccollo
Senior Art Director :
Johan Leandersson
Senior Copywriter :
Andy Sciamanna
Chief Production Officer :
Nathy Aviram
Senior Producer :
Tamara Lecker
Senior Vice President, Executive Music Producer :
Eric Johnson
Music Producer :
Dan Gross
Business Manager :
Natalie Hernandez
Executive Account Director :
Scot Beck
Account Director :
Caroline Fuller
Account Supervisor :
Molly Vossler
Account Executive :
Jennifer McGill
Vice President, Strategy Director :
Laura Frank
Production Company :
Director :
Tom Kuntz
President :
David Zander
Senior Executive Producer :
Eriks Krumins
Editorial :
Rock Paper Scissors
Executive Producer :
Eve Kornblum
Editor :
Carlos Arias
Assistant Editor :
Maria Lee
Producer :
Taylor Colbert
Conform/Visual Effects :
Music :
Audio Mix :
Heard City
Telecine :
Company 3
Director :
Tom Kuntz

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