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December 19, 2002

FILL YOUR SLEIGH WITH CASH

Take a sleigh ride through Luckytown this winter and load up on the cash!   Three new Scratchers games from the Missouri Lottery "Lucky Diamonds," "Blackjack" and "Moneybags" are guaranteed to get your cash flow snowballing!  The games begin Dec. 25.  

Diamonds are a Scratchers player’s best friend with the newest $2 game, "Lucky Diamonds."  The game offers more than $2.2 million in prizes of $10 and above.   Players can win up to 10 times on each ticket and a glittering top prize of $25,000!  To play "Lucky Diamonds," match any of YOUR NUMBERS to either WINNING NUMBER and win the prize shown for that number.  Reveal a symbol and win that prize automatically.  Reveal a symbol and win all 10 prizes.  The overall odds of winning a prize, including $2 prizes, are 1 in 4.25 with 66.37 percent of sales returned to players as prizes.  There have been 3.12 million tickets ordered for this game.

Prize amounts for "Lucky Diamonds" range from $2 to $25,000.  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 $25,000.

The Missouri Lottery is giving players the chance to deal themselves into the excitement of one of its most popular card-theme games ever--"Blackjack."   The $2 game offers more than 25,000 prizes ranging from $30 to $30,000.  To play, simply add the cards in each hand.  If the total in any of YOUR HANDS beats the DEALER’S HAND, you win the prize for that hand.  If any of YOUR HANDS total 21, you win double the prize for that hand.  The overall odds of winning a prize, including $2 prizes, are 1 in 4.25 with 66.29 percent of sales returned to players as prizes.  There have been 3.12 million tickets ordered for this game.

Prize amounts for "Blackjack" range from $2 to $30,000.  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 $30,000.

Players will be bagging lots of money and taking it to the bank when they play “Moneybags,” the newest $1 Scratchers game from the Missouri Lottery.  "Moneybags" offers players the chance to win a top prize of $10,000 cash and the chance to win up to five times on each ticket.  To play, match any of YOUR NUMBERS to either WINNING NUMBER and win the prize for that number.  Reveal a "moneybag" symbol and win that prize automatically.  The overall odds of winning a prize, including free-ticket prizes, are 1 in 4.52 with 62.35 percent of sales returned to players as prizes.  There have been more than 10 million tickets ordered for this game.

Prize amounts for "Moneybags" range from free tickets to $10,000.  Low-tier prizes are tickets, $2, $4, $5, $10 and $25.  The mid-tier prize is $100.  High-tier prizes are $1,000 and $10,000.

"Lucky Diamonds," "Blackjack" and "Moneybags" are the 441st, 442nd and 433rd instant games introduced since Missouri Lottery sales began in 1986.  The Lottery has provided nearly $1.9 billion to the state, including Missouri’s public education.







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