BOISE, Idaho ÔÇô The Idaho Lottery is pioneering a first of its kind anywhere in the world Scratch Game today by introducing the world's first, clear plastic Scratch ticket. The new game, Cash Getaway, is 100% recyclable.
The technology for this new product was created by Pollard Banknote, a Scratch Game printing business partner of the Idaho Lottery. In addition to the unique ticket material and design, the game uses interactive, state-of-the-art technology that enhances the fun of the game.
"The Idaho Lottery has a long history of being on the forefront of cutting edge technology," said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. "Idaho is a unique geographic marketplace that is ideal for trying new products and new innovations that will eventually lead to introduction in other jurisdictions around the country."
The new $5 game also features two futuristic top prizes of $50,000 ÔÇô awarded either in cash payment or as a luxurious vacation of a lifetime. The winner gets to choose.
Players can actually see through the ticket. In the clear play game, located on the top half of the ticket, players scratch and reveal a unique code for use with their mobile device or PC. The bottom half of the ticket plays like a traditional Scratch ticket.Players without access to a mobile device or a computer can still play the new game. Each ticket features the Lottery's security bar code which may be scanned at retail locations to collect their winnings.
This new, futuristic game was shipped to retailers beginning on Monday, March 26, 2018 and will be available in retail stores everywhere in Idaho by the end of the week.
"You could say that Cash Getaway is the most 'transparent' way to win we've ever offered," added Anderson. "And as always, please remember when you do play, to do so responsibly."
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The Idaho Lottery responsibly provides a variety of entertaining games featuring Powerball, Mega Millions, Scratch GamesTM, and PullTabs with a high degree of integrity to maximize the dividend for Idaho public schools and the permanent building fund. Since their inception in 1989, the Idaho Lottery has sold over $3.4 billion in products, awarded over $2 billion in prizes to players, returned $200 million in retail commissions, and distributed $792.5 million in Lottery dividends to Idaho public schools and the Permanent Building Fund. To learn more, please visit www.idaholottery.com.