April 14, 2006
New Mega Game Offers Highest Top Prize Ever: $50,000 A Year For Life
Everyone dreams of being set for life, but now 10 lottery players will get to find out what it’s like with the newest Scratchers game, "Lifetime Riches," from the Missouri Lottery. The new game, which officially starts on April 22, will offer players the largest Scratchers game prize ever: a chance to win $50,000 a year for the rest of their life.
"Our first $10 ’mega’ game with 10 top prizes of $1 million has been a huge success," said Bill Burton, instant product manager for the Missouri Lottery. "We think this top prize will be just as attractive to our players."
Burton said players who choose the lifetime payments are guaranteed to receive a minimum of 30 annual payments.
"If you choose the payments and something happens to you, the payments would continue to go to your estate until 30 payments have been made," he said.
There will be more than $100 million in prizes in the game, and more than 5,200 prizes will range from $1,000 to $20,000. The overall prize payout is 75.62 percent of sales, the highest ever.