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February 3, 2003

POT O' GOLD AWAITS WHEN YOU GO FOR THE GREEN

Scratchers players will be partying in Luckytown this St. Patrick’s day when they cash in on big prizes offered by three new Scratchers games from the Missouri Lottery.  "Pot O’ Gold," the "Instant MonopolyTM" game and "Lucky 7’s" go on sale Feb. 1.

Scratchers players will find lots of riches at the end of the rainbow when they play the Missouri Lottery’s newest $2 St. Patrick’s-theme game, "Pot O’ Gold."  The game offers 10 chances to win and a top prize of $20,000.  To play, match any of YOUR NUMBERS to either LUCKY NUMBER and win the prize for that number.  Reveal a four-leaf clover symbol and win that prize automatically.  Reveal a pot-of-gold symbol and win double that prize.  The overall odds of winning a prize, including $2 prizes, are 1 in 4.25 with 66.15 percent of sales returned to players as prizes.  There have been 1.68 million tickets ordered for this game.  Prize amounts for "Pot O’ Gold" range from $2 to $20,000.  Low-tier prizes are $2, $4, $5 and $10.   The mid-tier prizes are $30, $50 and $100.  High-tier prizes are $500, $1,000 and $20,000.

Pass "GO" to advance to Luckytown!  The Missouri Lottery will bring the excitement of America’s classic board game, "MONOPOLYTM," to Scratchers players with a new $2 game.  The "Instant MONOPOLYTM" game, where players can advance to Luckytown, offers the chance to win up to 10 times on a single ticket and the chance to collect up to $25,000 cash.  To play, match any of YOUR NUMBERS to either HOTEL NUMBER and win the prize for that number.  Reveal a "train" symbol and win that prize automatically.  Reveal a "GO" symbol and win $200 automatically.  The overall odds of winning a prize, including $2 prizes, are 1 in 4.25 with 66.04 percent of sales returned to players as prizes.  There have been 3.12 million tickets ordered for this game.  Prize amounts for the "Instant MONOPOLYTM" game range from $2 to $25,000.  Low-tier prizes are $2, $4, $5 and $10.  The mid-tier prizes are $30 and $50.  High-tier prizes are $200, $1,000 and $25,000.

Tic-tac-toe for dough with "Lucky 7’s," the newest $1 game that offers players a top prize of $7,777.  To play "Lucky 7’s, get three "7s" in any vertical, horizontal or diagonal row and win the prize shown.  The overall odds of winning a prize, including free-ticket prizes, are 1 in 4.61 with 62.66 percent of sales returned to players as prizes.  There have been 12.96 million tickets ordered for this game.   Prize amounts for "Lucky 7’s" range from free tickets to $7,777.  Low-tier prizes are tickets, $2, $4, $7 and $17.  Mid-tier prizes are $27 and $77.  High-tier prizes are $277, $777 and $7,777.

"Pot O’ Gold," the "Instant MONOPOLYTM" game, and "Lucky 7’s" are the 448th, 449th and 450th instant games introduced since Missouri Lottery sales began in 1986.  The Lottery has provided $1.9 billion to the state, including Missouri’s public education.


As of July 1, 2002, 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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