World Champion Los Angeles Lakers and Verizon Team Up to Offer Super Fan Sweepstakes to Lakers Fans in Southern California

Verizon and the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers are offering fans who live in Southern California a chance to win incredible prizes by entering the Super Fan Sweepstakes online contest.  The contest offers a grand-prize package of luxury-suite tickets at STAPLES Center, a behind-the-scenes VIP tour of the Lakers' practice facility, and the title of honorary captain for a game.

Southern California residents* can enter the Super Fan Sweepstakes contest online at http://www.superfansweepstakes.com/.  After registering, players pick a position on the court from which the online character Ricky "Stretch" Stevens takes a shot at the basket.  Every shot enters the player into the sweepstakes, and players can win bonus entries if Stevens makes the shot.  Sweepstakes entrants can take one shot per day and can return to the site on subsequent days to try again.

The Super Fan Sweepstakes grand-prize winner will receive four luxury-suite tickets to the January 7, 2011, Lakers' game against the New Orleans Hornets at the STAPLES Center; a personal VIP tour of the Lakers' practice facility; and, as honorary captain, the winner will be on the floor to present the game ball to the Lakers prior to the tipoff.

"Verizon customers know that there are only two ways to experience all of the action, excitement, sights and sounds of Lakers basketball: watching the game in person in the arena, or at home with fiber-optic-powered HD on FiOS TV," said John Wimsatt, senior vice president of marketing for Verizon.  "The Super Fan Sweepstakes takes the experience to the next level by giving some lucky Lakers fan the chance to see a game in person and then to be part of the excitement by joining the pre-game huddle as honorary team captain at center court."

Two runner-up winners will also receive four luxury-suite tickets each, as well as VIP tours of the practice facility.  Super Fan Sweepstakes instant winners will each receive $25 NBA gift cards.

FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 520 all-digital channels including up to 140 HD channels and 18,000 monthly video-on-demand titles.  FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social networking, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or cell phone; and Flex View, which gives FiOS TV customers anywhere, anytime access to on-demand video entertainment.

For the latest news, updates and information about FiOS TV, visit www.verizon.com/newscenter  and http://www.verizon.com/athomeblog.

* The Super Fan Sweepstakes is open to residents of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. For complete contest rules, visit www.superfansweepstakes.com/.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 93 million customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.