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New Scratch-Off Game

January 8th, 2010 by flanews

Gamblers in Florida now have a new way to win. The Florida Lottery just released a new scratch off game for a chance at 200-thousand dollars a year for life. As Capitol Correspondent Whitney Ray tells us, the odds of winning are better than most, but the price of the ticket is steep.

The Lucky 200-thousand Dollars for Life scratch off ticket promises a hefty yearly salary to a fortunate few. Launched Tuesday, this Tallahassee store has already sold 50.

They want to live that big money for life, said Clerk Ed Medley.

The odds of winning the top prize are about one in three million. Smaller cash awards and free tickets are more common, with one in three cards producing a winner.

But the price tag on this new scratch off game is weeding out folks who normally play the lottery but cant afford the 20 bucks.

Jhemar Williams likes the idea of a yearly payoff.

200K a year, thats great. Ten years Id be rich, said Jhemar.

But says hard times will keep him from buying.

I would get them if I had the money to, he added.

Jhemars not alone; a lot gamblers are cutting back. Overall lotto sales are down by three hundred million dollars. Still the Florida lottery has high hopes for its newest 20 dollar ticket.

Our 20 dollar scratch-off games are actually our most successful believe it or not. They are our top sellers.

One advantage of scratch off tickets is they produce instant winners. Thursday, a Sarasota woman became a millionaire, playing the Merry Millionaire scratch off game.

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