These Pennsylvania Lottery Mascot Costumes Were Poorly Thought Out

Quinto is a new lottery game from Pennsylvania, and their mascot is a bunch of fingers, we’re guessing. We can’t figure out how these mascot costumes made it from concept to on-the-street reality, though. We like how the guy in this photo seems to be thinking, “What exactly am I posing with?”

“Horrifying Lottery Mascots Terrorize Gallery” [Philadelphia Will Do] (Thanks to Nilla!)

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  1. eekfuh says:

    They look more like burn victims, than phallic “devices”.

  2. karmaghost says:

    I guess they opted against using finger prints, but they still would have looked phallic.

  3. ciscokidinsf says:

    That dude looks really unconfortable. I would be too. When can I get one of those for Halloween?

  4. madmathias says:

    these costumes hint at something else being in your hand other than fifty grand.

  5. BrianDaBrain says:

    What a way to start off a Friday morning. I love it. Though I’m not sure I’d pose for a photo with those things.

  6. sir_pantsalot says:

    Most black guys would feel weird having their picture taken with skin head mascots. Those are the happiest skin heads I have ever seen.

  7. Gopher bond says:

    Anyone involved with the concept/production of these mascots and didn’t utter the question “Do these look too much like giant basketball playing penises?” should be fired, plain and simple. I’m not in advertising/marketing/promotions but seems like a rule of thumb would be to never have a mascot that can be mistaken for genitals, unless you’re in the sausage/hotdog/sex toy industry.

  8. AnderBobo says:

    Penisylvania Lottery

  9. snoop-blog says:

    I should have showed up in my vagina costume. That would have really put things in context.

  10. snoop-blog says:

    @AnderBobo: Hilarious!

  11. I think if you took off the jerseys, and had joints painted on, and a finger nail on the back, it would have looked more normal. in whatever way it could be “normal”.

  12. TurboWagon00 says:

    The ad agency I worked for (many, many years ago) had the PA Lottery Account, and you will never meet a more inbred-clueless-outoftouch-ignorantandproudofit bunch of nepotists than the committee that runs it. The double-entendre and inappropriateness of these mascots barely made a sound as it passed over their heads at 35000 feet.

  13. snoop-blog says:

    They gave everybody the finger….

    and btw, where’s the fingernail?

  14. MissPeacock says:

    Oh, how I love this. With all the bad news going on with the economy, I needed a good laugh. If you haven’t yet, click on the blog link for more exciting pictures!!

  15. tange1 says:

    They look much more like fingers in the TV commercials…

  16. sir_pantsalot says:

    Just wait until it gets too hot inside those costumes and one of them falls on the ground and starts having convulsions. The lady on the left is just waiting for it to happen.

  17. DeleteThisAccount says:

    I so want to go into advertising instead of opinion research.. i think I’d have way more fun!

  18. Jeneni says:

    It’s like those little finger skateboarders… they always seemed a little… lewd.

  19. m4ximusprim3 says:

    I think they should have put red latex thimbles on top.. you know, to show that they’re fingers!

  20. rickhamilton620 says:

    At least it’s not that damm Gus the groundhog-part of me feels creeped out by him, another part of me want’s to punch him out!

  21. Dillenger69 says:

    They should have given them oversized round boots to complete the whole “penis” look.

  22. LeoSolaris says:

    Given how happy those costums are, I would be willing to bet that the shoes would not be blue.

  23. Trai_Dep says:

    Those mascots will make a great basketball team once someone gives them a deep-tissue backrub.

  24. iNomad says:

    Do they have black ones? is tha thing cercumsied or noncercumesised penis looking finger or nose,lol. ;)

  25. Nytmare says:

    They do have a fingernail on top, but they’re on the back of the head and most photos don’t show it.

  26. ELC says:

    In the pictures, it looks like they have flesh-colored fingernails on the back of their heads. Very creepy looking!

  27. hhole says:

    OMG, this is the best post I’ve seen all week.

    And, on top of that, the PA Lottery office paid 100k for the 5 finger design.

    Citizens of PA, I give you your investment of tax dollars. Severed penises, I mean, fingers! Rejoice.

    I am now convinced the only people capable of solving the banking crisis are the fine folks from the PA Lottery. If they can give us this for 100k, imagine the possibilities with 700 billion dollars.

  28. Dervish says:

    In cases like this I like to think that there’s someone like me out there who floats this idea as a kind of joke, then can’t believe when it gets picked up, and sits there muttering “oh please oh please” under their breath as it inches from conception to actuality.

    I like to think that, at least.

  29. scoosdad says:

    Were these so-called fingers actually victims of this guy?

    [consumerist.com]

  30. weakdome says:

    They’re trying to give you ideas for when you win. This idea: what you should blow your money on.

  31. PinkBox says:

    Pennsylvania Penises!

  32. usmcmoran says:

    are they looking for john bobbit?
    reminds me of an old porno named edward penishands

    genius pure genius

  33. TPK says:

    My office mate quipped “This belongs on FAIL Blog”… Indeed!!

  34. stefbakes says:

    Makes me feel a little sad to admit I’m from Pa…

  35. FCL says:

    Wait, the fingers have their own hands? That’s an odd and annoying anachronism.

    I guess they kind of have to have arms, though, or it’s just a jersey-wearing shaft with a weird fingernail on the back of its head.

    Also: I am embarrassed to be from PA. At least the commercials featuring actual fingers aren’t as weird as the costumes.

  36. iNomad says:

    @PinkBox: PINK PENNSYLVANIA PENISES,LOL THE THRE P’S!

  37. Whinemaker says:

    After hearing from my PA transplant husband how “crazy liberal nutty” etc. Californians are, I’m so glad I finally have a retort …

  38. jgonzz says:

    These mascot things could have been copied by one of two sources. Its got a North Korea “glorious leader Kim Jong il happy smile time” vibe/odor. Also reminds me of a Mr. Show skit about two guys pitching a new mascot idea called “Pit-Pat” Its this small grey doll, “a magical pan sexual non-threating spokesthing”!

    These Penn Lottery people need a few more credit hrs of graphic art and marketing before they green light another marketing campaign.

    Mr Show’s brilliance….