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9/21/2011
 

Five New Instant Games Join Pennsylvania Lottery’s Lineup

Middletown – Five new Pennsylvania Lottery instant games go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 20: Platinum Crossword – 2nd Edition, Hot Hand, Scaredy Cash, Jack O’ Lantern Jackpot, and Triple Winning 3s.

The Pennsylvania Lottery is introducing Platinum Crossword – 2nd Edition as a $5 ticket.  This crossword puzzle game offers 10 top prizes of $100,000 and more than $38 million in total cash prizes. Scratch YOUR LETTERS to reveal 18 letters and then rub the matching letter each time it is found in the CROSSWORD grids. Each letter, when rubbed gently in the CROSSWORD grids, will turn that square blue.  When you have matched the letters of two or more entire words on any CROSSWORD grid, you win the corresponding prize shown in the PRIZE KEY for that grid. As a bonus, win $20 each time you get a “RING” (RING) symbol or win $500 each time you get a “BAR” (BAR) symbol. Each CROSSWORD grid is played separately. The overall odds of winning any Platinum Crossword – 2nd Edition prize are 1-in-3.93.

Hot Hand is a $5 ticket offering 35 prizes from $50,000 to $100,000 and more than $39 million in total prizes. Players have 12 chances to win on each ticket. When the sum of any of YOUR HANDS beats the sum of the DEALER'S HAND, win the prize shown for that HAND. Get a matching pair of cards in the same HAND and win double the prize shown for that HAND.  The overall odds of winning a prize are 1-in-4.22.

Just in time for the Halloween season, the Pennsylvania Lottery is introducing Scaredy Cash, a $5 game with 10 top prizes of $50,000 and more than $12 million in top prizes. Players can win up to 12 times on each ticket. When any of YOUR NUMBERS match any WINNING NUMBER, win the PRIZE shown under the matching number. Reveal a "SPOOKY EYES" (SPKYEYES) symbol and win the PRIZE shown under it automatically. Get a "5X" (5TIMES) symbol and win five times the PRIZE shown under it.  The overall odds of winning a Scaredy Cash prize are 1-in-4.21.

The newest $2 game from the Pennsylvania Lottery is Jack O’ Lantern Jackpot, a Halloween-themed game that offers 13 top prizes of $31,000 and more than $6 million in total cash prizes. Players can win up to 10 times on each ticket. Scratch the Jack O' Lantern Face. Reveal a "CANDY CORN" (CANDY) symbol and win the prize shown for that symbol. Reveal a "PUMPKIN" (PUMPKIN) symbol and win $31 instantly.  The overall odds of winning a prize are 1-in-4.62.

The Pennsylvania Lottery is offering Triple Winning 3s as its latest $1 ticket. The game features 100 top prizes of $3,000 and more than $12 million in total cash prizes. Players can win up to five times on each ticket. When any of YOUR NUMBERS match the WINNING NUMBER, win the prize shown under the matching number.  Get a "3X" (TRPL) symbol and win three times the prize shown under it.  The overall odds of winning a prize in Triple Winning 3s are 1-in-4.86.

Prizes, including top prizes, are subject to availability at the time of purchase.

About the Pennsylvania Lottery:
The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $21.5 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state. The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.

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