INTRALOT’s $1 million dollar scratchie a first for Victoria
15 August 2011–INTRALOT Australia has announced the sale of the first ever $1 million ‘Lucky Scratchie’ top prize ticket in Victoria.
This ticket, which will be a golden ”limited edition” ticket, will go on sale in Victoria and Tasmania from INTRALOT newsagents, lottery agents and retailers from Thursday 18 August, 2011 just in time for Father’s Day.
Tickets will cost $20 each and on average there is a better than one in three chance of winning a prize with the total prize pool available on the ticket being $3.864 million. Some tickets will also provide customers with a chance to win smaller amounts up to 20 times on the one ticket.
INTRALOT chief executive officer, Leo Watling is excited about this “first” for Victorian lotteries.
”INTRALOT eagerly awaits the introduction of this magnificent first $1 million ‘Lucky Scratchie’ ticket into the Victorian market,” Mr Watling said.
“Our retailers and customers told us that they wanted to see a scratchie ticket with a larger prize and so we have delivered on that for Victoria and Tasmania. “The demand for a larger prize has been growing steadily, particularly from those customers wanting to give an INTRALOT ‘Lucky Scratchie’ as a gift. What could be a better gift than winning $1 million dollars?”
Mr Watling said INTRALOT has already received extremely enthusiastic feedback from its newsagent and lottery retailer network and they are all very excited to get their hands on stocks of these tickets to start selling them to their customers – hopefully to sell the top prize-winning golden ticket!
Since starting operations in Victoria on 1 July, 2008, INTRALOT’s previous largest ‘Lucky Scratchie’ winner in Victoria won $500,000 and INTRALOT has paid out approximately $69,800,000 in prizes.
INTRALOT S.A. INTEGRATED LOTTERY SYSTEMS AND SERVICES, a public listed company in Athens, Greece, is the leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing systems, innovative game content, sports betting management and interactive gaming services to state-licensed gaming organizations worldwide. Its broad portfolio of products & services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting & Video Lottery operations and its leading-edge technology, give INTRALOT a competitive advantage which contributes directly to customers’ efficiency, profitability and growth. With presence in more than 53 countries, with approximately 5.400 people and revenues of €1.1 billion for 2010, INTRALOT has established its presence on all 5 continents.
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