|Posted: June 28, 2005, 9:05 am - IP Logged|
I checked into this a bit further ..... looks as though they're going to be replacing this with two others:
1) A scratcher you can actually eat if you don't win anything, has a ground pepperoni and cheese taste. If it goes, they're going to expand the number of flavors offered,
2) A scratcher you sniff if you don't win.... provides a mild high that lasts a few hours, but not enough so's to keep you from driving. We're making too much on DWI arrests to take a chance on losing that. It's going to be called "ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH SCRATCH N SNIFF". It's expected to be a big hit with truckers, out-of-state travelers, high-schoolers and street people. Top prize is only a buck, and only one ticket in 10,000 has any prize at all, but they still have high hopes for it. The people who planned this one have been testing it for some time.
NM feels some responsibility to validate all those statements that the poor and under educated are the main players. We're already under educated, but you have to squat down pretty low to find someone who's poor by any standard that existed prior to 1950.