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Kansas, Iowa lotteries create first multi-state scratch game

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The nation's first multi-state lottery scratch-off game will make its debut this summer at the Kansas State Fair.

The $10 Midwest Millions game also will be sold in Iowa.

Under Kansas Lottery executive director Ed Van Petten, the Sunflower State in recent years has been a frequent pioneer in new lottery games, including an Internet scratcher game and the novel $20 "pocket slot" electronic game card that rolled out last year and sold out fast.

Van Petten is particularly proud of Midwest Millions.

"This is something I came up with" and successfully negotiated with Iowa Lottery executives in the last year, he said.

"What the big states have over us is the ability to do a game with higher sales volumes and higher prize structures," he said.

Partnering with Iowa and possibly other states in the future, Midwest Millions will offer instant prizes of up to $50,000, plus two second-chance drawings for $500,000 jackpots along with 50 winners of $1,000.

"Other states are keeping an eye on us," Van Petten said.

The partnership with Iowa is the first scratcher subsidiary endeavor of the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs Powerball, Hot Lotto and other multistate games.

Van Petten is the president of the association's Powerball subsidiary. He is in line to become association chairman next year.

Midwest Millions

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china
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The nation's first multi-state lottery scratch-off game will make its debut this summer at the Kansas State Fair.

The $10 Midwest Millions game also will be sold in Iowa.

Under Kansas Lottery executive director Ed Van Petten, the Sunflower State in recent years has been a frequent pioneer in new lottery games, including an Internet scratcher game and the novel $20 "pocket slot" electronic game card that rolled out last year and sold out fast.

Van Petten is particularly proud of Midwest Millions.

"This is something I came up with" and successfully negotiated with Iowa Lottery executives in the last year, he said.

"What the big states have over us is the ability to do a game with higher sales volumes and higher prize structures," he said.

Partnering with Iowa and possibly other states in the future, Midwest Millions will offer instant prizes of up to $50,000, plus two second-chance drawings for $500,000 jackpots along with 50 winners of $1,000.

"Other states are keeping an eye on us," Van Petten said.

The partnership with Iowa is the first scratcher subsidiary endeavor of the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs Powerball, Hot Lotto and other multistate games.

Van Petten is the president of the association's Powerball subsidiary. He is in line to become association chairman next year.

Midwest Millions

I would love to have this in my area.

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    geez...and I thought mich 's prize structure sucked!!! this is ridiculous!! 2 - $500,000 prizes for a $10 ticket...heck I don't buy them and their anywhere from $500,000 to $1 mil here........guess it depends on how many they sell...but scratch offs are a bad bet anywho..........

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