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Green Bay Packers Scratch-offs Released in Wis.

July 30, 2014 – The Wisconsin Lottery and the Green Bay Packers have teamed up for the fifth time to offer lottery players and cheeseheads across the state a Green Bay Packers-themed family of scratch-off tickets. This year’s games will be sold at three different prices: $1, $3 and $5.  The $5 ticket, called “Champions Club,” offers players a top prize worth $45,000. The new “Green Bay Packers” scratch-off costs $3 and offers a $30,000 top prize, and the new $1 ticket is called “Go Packers!” and players can win up to $700. All three of the new scratch-offs are eligible for entry into a second chance “bonus drawing” that Packers fans are sure to be excited about.  In one bonus drawing next year, one lucky winner will score a season ticket package with seats in the Champions Club at Lambeau Field. The grand prize season ticket package also includes parking passes, two pre-game sideline passes for the Packers’ games against Minnesota and Chicago, and all the incredible amenities of the Champions Club (like free food and drinks!). Another 195 Wisconsin Lottery players will win prizes in the second chance drawing for the new Packers-themed games.  95 winners will receive MVP Tailgate Party prize packages, which include pre-game passes, tickets to the Festival Foods MVP Deck or the Miller Lite Lounge, a $50 gift card and a helmet autographed by a current Packers player. Finally, 100 more winners will each win $500 gift cards to use in the Green Bay Packers Pro Shop, or online at PackersProShop.com. In a press conference Monday, Packers President and CEO Mike Murphy said “We’re happy to be working with the Wisconsin Lottery for a fifth season of games.” “It’s great to see our fans win season tickets, and we’re excited that in 2015 our grand prize winner will be able to experience gameday in the Champions Club and have an opportunity to spend time on the sidelines as we prepare to face two of our biggest rivals,” Murphy said....

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Wisconsin to Release $30 Scratch-off Friday

Feb. 18, 2014 – The Wisconsin Lottery will release a $30 scratch-off ticket this Friday, Feb. 21, joining the Georgia, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania Lotteries in adding the new price point to their game offerings. The new game is called Instant Million, and features four $1 million top prizes and more than $13 million in total prize money available. The odds of winning the $1 million top prize on Instant Million are, for a scratch-off ticket, very good.  In fact, with a 1 in 150,000 chance of winning $1 million, Instant Million offers Wisconsin players the best odds at becoming a millionaire. The 1 in 150,000 chance of becoming a millionaire is even better than the odds featured on some of the most popular raffle games around the country, like Oregon’s upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Raffle. The odds of winning the $1 million top prize in that game are 1 in...

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Holly Jolly Raffle Sales Start Nov. 1

Oct. 25, 2013 – With Halloween less than a week away, it’s only natural to start thinking of the holiday season.  The Wisconsin Lottery is getting in the spirit next Friday with the release of their Holly Jolly Raffle. This will be the Holly Jolly Raffle’s fourth year, and this year there will be 100,000 tickets for sale, and two $50,000 top prizes. Each ticket costs $5, and when all 100,000 are gone – they’re gone.  Players must buy their tickets before the day of the grand prize drawing, Dec. 12. Along with the two top prizes of $50,000, the Holly Jolly Raffle will give away 50 cash prizes worth $1,000, and another thousand players will win $100. The winning numbers will be posted on the Wisconsin Lottery’s website, and players can check their tickets at local retailers as well. Players will have until June to redeem winning tickets, but since the drawing falls on a Thursday, winners can pick up their prize money as soon as the day after they win. Third prizes, worth $100, can be claimed at any Wisconsin Lottery retailer.  Second prizes and the two grand prizes must be claimed at any Lottery office, visit www.wilottery.com for locations.   Photo Credit: Flickr user ginnerobot (Ginny).  Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 2.0 Generic ...

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Play the Wisconsin Lottery 25th Birthday Raffle

The Wisconsin Lottery is turning 25, and to celebrate their birthday they are having a 25th Birthday Raffle with the chance to win up to $25,000. On Sept. 14, 1988 the Wisconsin Lottery began selling tickets for its first games Match 3 and Wisconsin Red. Since then, the Wisconsin Lottery has awarded over $5.8 billion in prizes and transferred more than $3 billion in Property Tax Relief. In its 25 years the Wisconsin Lottery has helped the state of Wisconsin maintain lower Property Taxes for residents, making lives better throughout the state. To celebrate 25 years of games and giving, the Wisconsin Lottery is offering a 25th Birthday Raffle. Tickets for the raffle are $5 each and there are only 75,000 tickets that will be sold. The tickets are sold in numerical order beginning with 00001. Over 70% of the tickets have already been sold, so get your tickets before they run out. Keep all 25th Birthday Raffle tickets, you will need them to redeem a prize if you win. The tickets will be on sale through Oct. 2 for the drawing on Oct. 3. Winners will be selected in the drawing on Oct. 3 based on their ticket number. There will be a total of 183 winners from the raffle. There will be 170 winners of $250 and 8 winners of $2,500. There will be 5 grand prize winners of $25,000 to celebrate 25 years with the Wisconsin Lottery. Get your Wisconsin Lottery 25th Birthday Raffle tickets before they run out, and you could win $25,000...

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Green Bay Packers Scratch-offs Now on Sale

July 29, 2013 – The Wisconsin Lottery launched its new line of Green Bay Packers-themed scratch-off tickets Monday morning, simultaneously kicking off the entry period for a second-chance drawing with likely the hardest-to-win NFL fan prize out there. The three new Packers tickets are $1, $3, and $5 tickets called Winning Season, Titletown Touchdown, and Green Bay Packers, respectively. The $1 Winning Season ticket gives players four “downs” to make a first down.  If the numbers (yardages) a player scratches off under each down symbol add up to 10 or more, they’ll win the prize above.  Revealing a referee signaling touchdown wins that prize automatically. The top prize on Winning Season tickets is $100, and the overall odds for the game are just better than 1 in 5. To win on the $3 Titletown Touchdown ticket, players get five runs starting from their own 10 yard line.  Scratching up the field will reveal football symbols until players either reach the endzone or uncover an “X”, which means they’ve been tackled and must move to the next run. Once all five plays have been completed, players must count the number of football symbols revealed and win the prize that corresponds with that total in the bottom right of the ticket – up to $30,000. The last of the Green Bay Packers-themed offerings from the Wisconsin Lottery is the simply named Green Bay Packers ticket, which costs $5 and offers players the chance to win up to $45,000. With odds of 1 in 3.7 against them, players must match any of their 15 numbers to any of the five “champion numbers” at the top of the play area. Uncovering a symbol that looks like field goal uprights will automatically win double the prize amount underneath, and scratching off a “TD” symbol automatically wins all 15 prizes on the game board. Bought all together, the three new Packers tickets cost $9 and give players a chance at $75,100, but many Packers fans will probably be crossing their fingers they don’t win the first time around....

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Wisconsin Lottery sales increase by 8.9% for fiscal year 2012

The Legislative Audit Bureau released the Wisconsin Lottery fiscal year review, revealing a sales increase of 8.9% over the previous year. Te Wisconsin Lottery is celebrating its 25th, after beginning with the first lottery sales in 1988. Since then, the wisconsin Lottery has been providing funds for the Wisconsin Property Tax credits. These efforts have helped provide property tax relief for residents of Wisconsin for 25 years. Since its inception, the Wisconsin Lottery has given more than $3 billion for property tax relief. A report highlighting the fiscal years from 2007-2012 shows a total sales increase of 11% over the past 5 years. The increase in sales, according to the audit, can be attributed to the recent changes in Powerball which have sparked record jackpots. Mega Millions was also recently added to the Wisconsin Lottery, giving lottery players the chance to go for the high jackpots offered by the multi-state game. In addition to these popular draw games, the Wisconsin Lottery has added higher priced instant games, attracting crowds anxious to win more in prizes. Despite this increase, the same audit suggests canceling themed games and promotions. The report showed that in the 2009-10 fiscal year alone more than $700,000 was spent on licensing for themed games. Themed games from the Wisconsin Lottery currently are showing lower than expected sales and generate less revenue than non-themed games. The fiscal year 2007-08 saw total sales of $494.7 million, while the 2011-12 year saw sales of $547.6 million. In the 2011-12 fiscal year, the Wisconsin Lottery transferred 58.5% of its $391.2 million profits to help property taxes in the state. This totaled $228.8 million to help with property tax relief. This exceedingly rapid growth has given the Wisconsin Lottery reasons to celebrate its 25th year of operations. They are looking into the Audit bureau’s request to discontinue themed games. They Wisconsin Lottery hopes to provide fun and property tax relief for the whole state, and hopes to see an even larger sales increase for the 2012-13...

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