By Josh Resnek
A historic moment in the Massachusetts mania for Scratch Tickets arrives on February 7 when a new $50 ticket goes on sale throughout the state.
We knows this. If the $50 ticket is here, a $100 ticket can’t be too far off!
With this ticket, purchasers will have the possibility of winning the largest prize in Mass. Lottery history – $25 million!
Yes. There will be three $25 million prizes, five $2 million prizes and 15 $1 million prizes.
Lottery officials say they are printing 30.2 million Billion Dollar Extravaganza tickets.
The odds for winning a prize in the new game are said to be 1 in 4.10.
The Billion Dollar Extravaganza gives players the best chance to win $500 and $1,000 prizes. All winning tickets total $100 or more.
The game will also feature 10 second-chance drawings, which allow players to enter non-winning tickets for the chance to win cash prizes that range from $100 to $1,000.
Although it is impossible to predict how sales will go, Scratch Ticket addicts, of which there are thousands and thousands, will be drawn to this new $50 ticket the way Lemmings are drawn into the sea.
We have already spoken with a number of Scratch Ticket aficionados who claim to know that this may likely be the most popular selling ticket ever conceived by the Massachusetts Lottery.
With a printing of 30.2 million, the Lottery is apparently expecting $1.5 billion in sales.