New game coincides with release of Indiana Jones movie later this month
When the latest Indiana Jones movie makes its debut later this month, lottery players in New Mexico will be able to continue the movie characters' quest for fortune by picking up the latest scratch game.
New Mexico lottery players will have a much safer archaeological adventure than the movie characters however, as they can dig for gold with just a spare quarter, and signing the back of the card is all it takes to keep the bad guys away.
Indiana Jones is the ruggedly handsome action hero who disarms villains with the business end of a bull whip, but shudders at the sight of snakes.
The Indiana Jones Scratcher game features tickets based on all four of Indy's big-screen adventures, including the soon-to-be-released Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Scenes for this latest movie were filmed in Deming, New Mexico.
Priced at $2 each, Indiana Jones Scratchers feature top prizes of $10,000.
Ten potential winning numbers are concealed under images of scorpions, speeding cargo trucks and striking cobras, some of the many deadly threats Indy must overcome using both his brains and his brawn.
When he's not traveling the globe in search of rare antiquities, Dr. Jones is a college professor. His status as both adventurer and educator makes him an ideal subject for a lottery game, sales of which benefit New Mexico's in-state-college tuition program.