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The Force is strong in California

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Californians can be the first in the nation to try their luck with the release of the new collectible Star Wars Scratchers lottery ticket.

In conjunction with the arrival of the most anticipated theatrical release in history, Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith, the California State Lottery will be the first lottery in the nation to debut Star Wars Scratchers tickets.

These tickets depict the epic battle between the Sith, with images of Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, and Darth Maul, and the Jedi with images of Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Luke Skywalker, as well as the forbidden love of Anakin Skywalker and Padme.

"Everyone's favorite characters are on the tickets, including Chewbacca, Han Solo, C-3PO, and R2-D2," said Chon Gutierrez, Interim Lottery Director. "The scenes make these tickets an instant collector's item."

The Scratchers tickets will be released statewide in April in advance of the worldwide release of the movie on May 19, 2005.

"Californians can enjoy the excitement of a great looking Scratchers ticket combined with a chance at winning up to $10,000,"said Gutierrez.

Diehard Star Wars fans, now in their 30's who were first introduced to the phenomenon in the 70's, wait in anticipation for the final piece of the story featuring the emergence of Darth Vader. Each episode of the Star Wars saga is represented by two tickets with screen shots and characters from it; including the AT-AT walkers and Star Destroyers from The Empire Strikes Back and what promises to be the most epic battle ever between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi from Revenge of the Sith.  The California Lottery will also be offering a limited release of exclusive collectible Star Wars coins.

The Star Wars Scratchers tickets cost $2.

"The popularity of the Star Wars saga is sure to make this ticket a big hit with our players, I'm sure many people will want to collect all 12," said Gutierrez.

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Posted: April 13, 2005, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

As much as I want to see the early showing of the new movie ...i just won't "camp out" in line for tickets. I'll dventually see it several times.

But I will stand in a shorter line for a lottery ticket  ...wish we had that scratch off here.

... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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    Posted: April 13, 2005, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

    I'm attending the red carpet chairty premier at the Ziegfeld in NYC on May 12 - one week before opening day!  (Plus the exclusive afterparty at the 21 Club!)

     

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      Posted: April 13, 2005, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

      What if collectors buy these tickets and save them instead of scratching the off?

      Those who buy tickets for collecting will never know if they have won.

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        Posted: April 13, 2005, 6:39 pm - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by MillionsWanted on April 13, 2005


        What if collectors buy these tickets and save them instead of scratching the off?
        Those who buy tickets for collecting will never know if they have won.



        That's true.  I'll bet there will be many collectors who don't scratch the cards.

         

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          Posted: April 14, 2005, 8:59 am - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by Todd on April 13, 2005



          I'm attending the red carpet chairty premier at the Ziegfeld in NYC on May 12 - one week before opening day!  (Plus the exclusive afterparty at the 21 Club!)




          Way cool! 
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            Posted: April 14, 2005, 9:39 am - IP Logged

            Yeah, I can't wait!

             

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              Posted: April 14, 2005, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

              Screw this. Just let them play Mega Millions!

              (insert signature here)

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                Posted: April 14, 2005, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

                I guess you're not a Star Wars fan.

                 

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                  Posted: April 15, 2005, 9:39 am - IP Logged

                  I'm not either.

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                    Posted: April 23, 2005, 4:28 am - IP Logged

                    i like back to the future,huge fan of those,think i could get into the star wars movies.....