Feb. 7, 2014 – The Minnesota Lottery on Thursday released the nation’s first real-money online scratch-off game, a $1 instant “ticket” called Spicy 7s.
Players who sign in or register for the Minnesota Lottery’s online subscription service are able to purchase the $1 game for a chance to win up to $777 instantly.
The new game offers 14 different prizes starting at $1, and there is nearly $800,000 in prize money to be won on the online scratch-off.
Since launching Thursday, more than 300 players have won playing Spicy 7s; the online scratch-off paid out about $725 in prizes on its first day.
While players must physically be in the state of Minnesota to make a purchase, a free trial version of the online scratch-off is available on the Lottery’s website.
To register for the Lottery’s subscription service, players must provide basic personal information so the Minnesota Lottery can verify players are of age and live in the state of Minnesota.
Players also need to provide information to create an online “Wallet” where winnings under $600 from the online scratch-off game or any of the Lottery’s draw games can be deposited.
The online scratch-off game is the first instant game available through the Lottery’s website, though their subscription service has been providing players with tickets to six of the Lottery’s draw games since 2010.