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Tennessee Adds Four New Scratch Games

Jan 30, 2004, 2:45 pm

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Tennessee LotteryTennessee Lottery: Tennessee Adds Four New Scratch Games

The Tennessee Lottery will add more instant games to its repertoire this weekend, "giving players four more choices of games to play and more ways to win," officials said.

The colorful tickets, which contain fields of play that players must scratch in order to win, will offer prizes ranging from a free ticket to $1 million.

"Due to the tremendous amount of interest during our first 10 days, we're answering the demands of retailers and players by introducing four new games a few days ahead of schedule," said Rebecca Paul, president and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery.

"I'm pleased at the level of excitement and volume of sales, which have put us on a rapid path to raise millions of dollars for education programs in Tennessee," said Paul.

The next four instant games include:

* Sizzling 7's (available today): Find a black "7" symbol, win prize shown for that symbol. Find a red "7" symbol and win double the prize shown for that symbol. Ticket price: $2. Overall odds of winning: 1 in 3.71

* Black Jack (available today): Scratch off the entire play area. If your hand beats the dealer's total, win prize shown below that hand. Ticket price: $1. Overall odds: 1 in 4.04

* Volunteer Millionaire (available today): Match three like amounts and win up to $1,000. If ticket reveals the word "entry" three times, it is eligible for one of three $1 million Grand Prize Drawings in conjunction with the Tennessee Millionaire instant game. Ticket price: $1. Overall odds: 1 in 3.95

* Gold Fever (available on Monday, Feb. 2): Match any of your numbers to the winning number shown on the card and win the prize shown for that number. Get a "gold bar" symbol and instantly win all five prizes shown.

Paul said the Lottery will continue introducing more instant games in the coming weeks and months.

All Tennessee Lottery profits will go to education programs. Most immediately, the Lottery is charged with raising at least $88 million by July 1 in order to fund scholarships for an estimated 65,000 students expected to attend Tennessee colleges and universities next fall.


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