PITTSBURGH – Hundreds of Pittsburgh Penguins fans were disappointed to get erroneous cell phone text messages saying they had won four tickets to an upcoming playoff game.
Team spokesman Tom McMillan says the message was mistakenly sent to 460 fans who participated in a recent text message contest the team holds before every game.
An automated phone call has been made to those fans, explaining the mistake. On Wednesday someone from the team's staff will personally follow up with a call to affected fans.
Every fan who got the mixed up message will receive a gift package including a $25 gift card, a Penguins cap and T-shirt, and two tickets to a regular season game next season.