For Jason Maddy, it literally paid off to watch Wednesday's A's broadcast on NBC Sports California.
Maddy is the second winner of the A's Prize Patrol contest and won $5,000, which was presented to him on Thursday evening.
Additionally, the A's will match the $5,000 prize and donate it to Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.
So what did Maddy have to do in order to win the $5,000 grand prize? On Wednesday, he tuned in to A's-Yankees game, and when a secret code was revealed, he went to https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/prizepatrol and filled out the form.
Five random finalists were selected on Thursday, and each was asked to write 50 words on what makes them such big A's fans.
"We're a family of true Oakland A's fans. I've started teaching my 4-year old to bat and he insists he'll play for the A's someday. And, I kid you not, my wife and I even watched the A's games from our hospital delivery room for both of our children!"
A's In-Stadium host Kara Tsuboi, mascot Stomper, A's Prize Patrol and NBC Sports California surprised Maddy at his home on Thursday night.
If you want the chance to follow in Maddy's footsteps and win $5,000 for yourself and a charity, you have two more chances this season.
Watch these two upcoming game broadcasts for the secret code:
Sept. 3 vs. Los Angeles Angels
Sept. 6 vs. Detroit Tigers
Once the secret code is revealed, you can enter the contest here.
The A's Prize Patrol was created as a way for the team and NBC Sports California to reward fans for tuning in to A's broadcasts. Watch the A's to win and support your community.