Feb. 21, 2014 – The Minnesota Lottery has joined the growing number of state lotteries offering $30 scratch-off tickets to their players. Minnesota’s new game is called Million Dollar Payday and offers more than $23 million in prizes.
Million Dollar Payday, which was released earlier this week, offers players three types of matching games and two “bonus spots” where players can win instant cash prizes worth $30 or $50.
Each ticket gives players 35 chances to win, and the game features a very attractive $1 million top prize. There are three of the top prizes available.
The Lottery says that the new scratch-off, which has about 1 in 3 overall odds of winning, will pay out 73 percent of sales as cash prizes for players.
Along with the $1 million top prize, the game also features $25,000 second prizes and $5,000 third prizes. There are four second prizes and five third prizes.
Players who don’t win one of the new scratch-off’s 12 prizes instantly can also enter non-winning scratch-offs into a special second chance promotion for the game.
The lottery will hold four second-chance drawings over the course of the next year. In each drawing, players will have the opportunity to win one $10,000 prize or one of 30 prizes worth $500.
The first three second chance drawings in the Million Dollar Payday promotion have already been scheduled. The drawing dates are May 15, Aug. 14, and Nov. 13, 2014.
A final drawing date will be announced, but the official rules say the ticket entry period for the fourth and final drawing will be April 21, 2015.
For more information or to enter non-winning Million Dollar Payday scratch-offs into the second chance promotion, players must sign in or register for LuckyMn, the Minnesota Lottery’s VIP player’s club.