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J.G. Wentworth® Launches ‘Dog Days of Summer’ Contest and Sweepstakes

July 24, 2017

Promotion Offers Musically Inclined Dogs, Cats and Other Pets Opportunity to Win ‘Cash Now’

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The J.G. Wentworth Company® (“J.G. Wentworth” or the “Company”) (OTCQX:JGWE) today announced the launch of the “Dog Days of Summer” contest and sweepstakes, which offers the chance to win a cash prize for recording and submitting videos of pets singing, dancing or performing with the famous 877-CASH-NOW jingle.

From July 24–Sept. 1, 2017, individuals can enter the contest by submitting an eligible video recording at, or by posting the video to their Instagram or Twitter accounts along with the hashtags #JGWDogDaysofSummer and #Contest.

The winner selection process will consist of three phases:

  1. Upon conclusion of the contest, a panel of J.G. Wentworth judges will review the submissions and select the top 10 finalists, each of whom will be awarded a $100 PetSmart® gift card. Finalists will be judged based on the creativity, quality and humorous nature of their submissions.
  2. Then, from Sept. 8–Sept. 18, 2017, the general public will be encouraged to vote for their favorite of the 10 finalist videos. Anyone who votes during this period will have the chance to win a $500 J.G. Wentworth Visa® Prepaid Reward Card.
  3. Finally, on Sept. 22, 2017, J.G. Wentworth will announce the top-rated video and Grand Prize Winner of a $5,000 J.G. Wentworth Visa® Prepaid Reward Card, as well as the $500 sweepstakes winner. In addition, each of the 10 finalists will be able to nominate a pet-related charity and J.G. Wentworth will make a donation of $1,000 to each of the lucky nominees.

“The 877-CASH-NOW jingle has resonated among humans. We see great comments in social media about it and our customers are known to call us and sing it to us as well. Believe it or not, when our commercials come on, some dogs start howling along,” said John Owens, Chief Marketing Officer. “We are excited to provide a fun and interactive promotion to showcase the singing talents of man’s best friend, or those of any other pet.”

For more information about the Dog Days of Summer contest, full contest rules and eligibility requirements, please visit:

About The J.G. Wentworth Company®

The J.G. Wentworth Company® is focused on providing direct-to-consumer access to financing solutions through a variety of avenues, including: mortgage lending and refinancing, structured settlement, annuity and lottery payment purchasing, prepaid cards, and access to providers of personal loans.

Mortgage loans are offered by J.G. Wentworth Home Lending, LLC NMLS ID # 2925 (, 3350 Commission Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192; 888-349-3773.

For more information about The J.G. Wentworth Company®, visit or use the information provided below.

This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of our securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful, prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

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