The Halloween Season is Starting Early

Sept. 4, 2013 – Now that Labor Day has passed, summer has unofficially ended, and all the kids have gone back to school, we’re all looking forward to the next holiday – Halloween.

State lotteries are getting in on the action early, as several Halloween-themed scratch-off tickets launched across the country this week.

In North Carolina, lottery players (who aren’t too chicken) can pick up the new Scaredy Cash ticket for just $2, and scratch for a chance to win up to $20,000.

The Lotteries in Ohio, Arizona, and Kentucky all released Ghostbusters games this week.  Ohio’s version offers a $10,000 top prize, as does Arizona’s, while Kentucky is offering top prizes of $6,000, though with better odds than either of the other Ghostbusters states.

The Kentucky Lottery's "family" of Ghostbuster tickets - click on the photo to read more about the game.

The Kentucky Lottery’s “family” of Ghostbuster tickets – click on the photo to read more about the game.

Still more states are teaming up to offer a special fall raffle, the Multi-State Millionaire raffle.  The collection of games is a joint effort between New York,  MichiganOhioIndianaOklahomaIowa, and now New Jersey to let a few lucky winners dress up as real millionaires for Halloween.

So far there are seven states participating in the Halloween Millionaire Raffle through the Multi-State Lottery Association.

So far there are seven states participating in the Multi-State Millionaire Raffle.  While most of the states playing chose a Halloween theme for the game, Ohio and Oklahoma are calling the joint effort the Multi-State Millions and National Millionaire raffle, respectively.

Though summer is over, and the whole country is settling back into fall (and already looking forward to summer), there are plenty of holidays to help get us all through.  Be sure to check in with us at LotteryHUB to see what your state is doing to help the seasons go faster, and good luck trying to strike it rich before Halloween.  Just don’t tell anyone if you win – the kids might not be satisfied with candy if you do!

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Written by Matt Isaacs

Matt is the Editorial Manager for the LotteryHUB News Team. Matt graduated from Rutgers University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies in May 2013