New $30 Ohio Lottery Scratch-Off

Jan. 16, 2014 – Beginning today, players may find something new in their Ohio Lottery retailers.  To celebrate their 40th anniversary, the Lottery is rolling out a brand new scratch-off game with a never-before seen price tag.

The new 40th Anniversary Millions  ticket will cost $30 – $10 more than any of the Lottery’s other offerings.  The price-tag bump, however, means the Lottery can offer more and bigger prizes.

The game boasts an incredible $10 million top prize, and five of those top prizes are available.

Second-prize winners will score a cool $1 million on the game, and there are 35 million-dollar winning tickets waiting to be scratched.

Other prizes range from break-even $30 prizes to $50,000, and the estimated number of winning tickets at each prize level is unprecedented; there are 100 winning tickets worth $50,000, and another 240 winners will score $20,000 prizes.

According to the game rules, players who win either the $10 million top prize or the $1 million second prize can choose to take a lump-sum payout or a 25-year annuity option.

The $1 million prize would have a cash option worth about half that, while the annuity would pay out $40,000 before taxes, every year for 25 years.

The cash option for the $10 million prize would also be about half the full value, and the 25-year annuity option would pay $400,000 before taxes each year.


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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