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October 29, 2002

RING IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH CASH

This year, the Missouri Lottery promises to "make the season bright" with five new Scratchers games for the holidays … which are fast approaching. The winning starts Nov. 2, and players will have a chance to win top prizes ranging from $500 to $300,000. These Scratchers have "To" and "From" taglines so the tickets can easily be given as greeting card gifts or used as gift tags. They’re also colorful enough to be used to decorate the tree, wreaths and other holiday decorations.

And that’s not all, the winning gets better! Enter $10 worth of any combination of non-winning Holiday Scratchers tickets into the "Big Sleigh Giveaway" Holiday Scratchers promotion drawings for a chance to fill your stocking with prizes that would make even Santa envious!

THE PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Stuff a stocking this holiday season with "Ho Ho Holidays," a $1 Scratchers ticket which offers a chance to win up to $500. To play "Ho Ho Holidays," match any of YOUR NUMBERS to either of the WINNING NUMBERS and win the prize for that number. Reveal a candy cane symbol and win that prize automatically. The overall odds of winning a prize, including free-ticket prizes, are 1 in 4.53 with 62.4 percent of sales returned to players as prizes. There have been 5,760,000 tickets ordered for this game.

Prize amounts for "Ho Ho Holidays" range from tickets to $500. Low-tier prizes are tickets, $2, $4, $5 and $10. Mid-tier prizes are $30 and $50. High-tier prizes are $250 and $500.

CHECK OUT THIS REINDEER GAME
If playing reindeer games are your thing, you won’t want to miss out on a chance to win up to $20,000 with the $2 "Holiday Bucks" Scratchers ticket. To play "Holiday Bucks," match any of YOUR NUMBERS to either of the LUCKY NUMBERS and win the prize for that number. Reveal a stocking symbol and win that prize automatically. Reveal a reindeer symbol and win double the prize. The overall odds of winning a prize, including $2 prizes, are 1 in 4.25 with 66.45 percent of sales returned to players as prizes. There have been 2,400,000 tickets ordered for this game.

Prize amounts for "Holiday Bucks" range from $2 to $20,000. Low-tier prizes are $2, $4, $5 and $10. Mid-tier prizes are $30, $50 and $100. High-tier prizes are $500, $1,000 and $20,000.

BINGO-HO-HO-HO
It’s time to plan for the holidays and the Missouri Lottery’s "Holiday Bingo" will make the perfect holiday gift. "Holiday Bingo," a $2 game, gives players five chances to win on one ticket and a top prize of $25,000! To play "Holiday Bingo," scratch the CALLER’S CARD and gently rub all the numbers on Cards 1 through 5 that match the numbers on the CALLER’S CARD. The numbers on Cards 1 through 5 should turn dark blue when rubbed. Players win the corresponding prize in the prize box next to that card if, on any of the Cards 1 though 5, they:

  • match all numbers in a complete horizontal, vertical or diagonal line;
  • match four corners;
  • or form an "X" (consisting of eight numbers + "FREE"), you win the corresponding prize in the prize box printed next to that card.

The overall odds of winning a prize, including $2 prizes, are 1 in 4.15 with 66.16 percent of sales returned to players as prizes. There have been 2,400,000 tickets ordered for this game.

Prize amounts for "Holiday Bingo" range from $2 to $25,000. Low-tier prizes are $2, $5 and $10. Mid-tier prizes are $27, $30, $40, $50 and $90. High-tier prizes are $150, $200, $250, $252, $502, $1,000, $10,000 and $25,000.

THE MORE, THE MERRIER!
Scratchers players will be sure to add "Merry Money," a $5 game, to their holiday shopping list. "Merry Money" offers a top prize of $100,000 and a chance to win up to 20 times on each ticket. To play "Merry Money," match any of YOUR NUMBERS to any of the WINNING NUMBERS and win the prize for that number. Reveal a Christmas tree symbol and win that prize automatically. Reveal a Santa Claus symbol and win all 20 prizes! The overall odds of winning a prize, including $5 prizes, are 1 in 3.08 with 69.78 percent of sales returned to players as prizes. There have been 1,200,000 tickets ordered for this game.

Prize amounts for "Merry Money" range from $5 to $100,000. Low-tier prizes are $5, $10, $15 and $25. Mid-tier prizes are $50 and $100. High-tier prizes are $500, $1,000, $10,000 and $100,000.

‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE LUCKY
If you can’t figure out what to get people for the upcoming gift-giving holidays, why not try a Missouri Lottery holiday Scratchers ticket? "$300,000 Season’s Greetings," the newest $10 Scratchers game from the Missouri Lottery, offers a chance to win up to 24 times on one ticket and up to $300,000. "$300,000 Season’s Greetings" will surely be the gift worth giving and receiving during the holidays.

There are five mini-games on each ticket. To play Game 1, get three snowflake symbols in any vertical, horizontal or diagonal row and win the prize in the prize box. In Game 2, match any of YOUR NUMBERS to the LUCKY AMOUNT and win that amount. In Game 3, match two like-symbols and win $50. In Game 4, match three across in the same play and win the prize shown in the legend. In Game 5, match any of YOUR NUMBERS to either WINNING NUMBER and win the prize for that number. Get a "10x" symbol and automatically win 10 times the amount shown! The overall odds of winning a prize, including $10 prizes, are 1 in 9.5 with 73.79 percent of sales returned to players as prizes. There have been 1,200,000 tickets ordered for this game.

Prize amounts for "$300,000 Season’s Greetings" range from $10 to $300,000. Low-tier prizes are $10, $20 and $25. Mid-tier prizes are $30, $50 and $100. High-tier prizes are $500, $1,000, $10,000 and $300,000.

"Ho Ho Holidays," "Holiday Bucks," "Holiday Bingo," "Merry Money" and "$300,000 Season’s Greetings" are the 433rd, 434th, 435th, 436th and 437th instant games introduced since Missouri Lottery sales began in 1986. The Lottery has provided more than $1.8 billion to the state, including Missouri’s public education.

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Starting July 1, Missouri Lottery players have 180 days instead of one year to claim Lottery prizes, as a result of a law change during the past legislative session.

 







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