October 13, 2005
New Cash Spectacular Game Nothing Short of Spectacular
A new $10 Missouri Lottery Scratchers game is living up to its name. "$100 Million Cash Spectacular" got off to a spectacular start during its first five weeks of sales, returning close to $10 million in prizes to players and making up approximately 26 percent of total Scratchers sales.
"This game is designed to make a lot of winners," said Bill Burton, instant game product manager for the Missouri Lottery. "It looks like it is working."
Burton noted that sales of the new game are about four times higher for the first five weeks than previous $10 Scratchers games. The new game has generated approximately $1.7 million for public education programs in these first five weeks alone.
"We’ve already had one person claim a $1 million prize," said Burton. "There are still nine more $1 million prizes left. To date, we’ve had more than 1,000 winners of $500 or more."
The new "$100 Million Cash Spectacular" game, which officially started on Sept. 10, has the highest payout in the Lottery’s history and offers more than $102.5 million in cash prizes, including 10 top prizes of $1 million. More than 75.14 percent of the $10 game’s sales will be returned to players as prizes.
For more information about the Missouri Lottery’s new "$100 Million Cash Spectacular" game, visit the Lottery’s Web site at www.molottery.com.