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First Tuesday brings a Monopoly Frenzy

January 1, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 11:55 PM

Monopoly lovers rejoice! The timeless board game is back in the form of a scratch-off ticket. If you’re like many of us here at the lottery, you remember playing for Park Place or Pennsylvania Avenue. But this time, instead of winning brightly colored Monopoly money, if you scratch off the matching numbers, you could win one of four $200,000 top prizes.

Odds of winning a top prize are 1 in 1.2 million. Overall odds including breakeven prizes are 1 in 4.14.

So DO NOT PASS GO, and make your way directly to a lottery retailer to grab one of these $5 tickets for a chance to win big.

First Tuesday also brings a new $10 ticket that’s loaded with prizes. The $50 or $100 ticket has over $40 million in prizes, including 225,600 top prizes of $100.

Odds of winning a top prize are 1 in 25.53. Overall odds including breakeven prizes are 1 in 9.45.

If you’re a Bingo fan you’ll want to check out the new $3 Money Ball Bingo ticket. Just match your numbers to the numbers on the Callers Card and you could win one of four top prizes of $75,000. Odds of winning a top prize are 1 in 1.2 million. Overall odds including breakeven prizes are 1 in 4.03.

You could score some Quick Cash by playing the new $2 ticket. The game offers five top prizes of $25,000. Odds of winning a top prize are 1 in 1.2 million. Overall odds including breakeven prizes are 1 in 4.54.

And finally, the $1 Silver Dollar scratch-off ticket gives you a chance to win one of eight top prizes worth the equivalent of 5,000 silver dollars. Odds of winning a top prize are 1 in 720,000. Overall odds including breakeven prizes are 1 in 4.73.

Happy scratching!


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1/03/2019 03:14 - David S.

With such a small prize the ticket should have better odds. 300.00 pack with possibly only 3 winning tickets. Also, you failed to answer the main question on the bingo game. Where's all the money that use to be prizes at? Why are these payouts so low compared to previous bingo tickets for the same 3.00 price ticket???NC Lottery
If you were to compare this Bingo game with our last Bingo game, you might notice that there are fewer lower tier prizes, that's true. But, a great tip for comparing games is to compare the odds for each prize instead. The odds for each level are very similar, meaning that while there are fewer prizes, fewer tickets were printed in total. Like we said, when we create a new scratch-off game, small changes in the prize structure and odds are made in order to keep it new and interesting for our players. We hope this helps answer your question.

1/03/2019 10:58 - NC Lottery

@DAVID S.: Each lottery player has different interests and preferences, so we try to create a variety of different games to meet those preferences. Some players prefer extreme prizes, while others would rather have a better shot at a smaller prize. Some players love unique games like crossword or bingo games, while others don't. So, not every game will be exactly the same. We pay out an average of $4.5 million a day in prizes of all levels while also helping raise an average of $1.8 million a day for education. This has helped us contribute more than $5.8 billion to help fund education across the state.

1/03/2019 12:50 - David S.

2 things NCEL. #1 The new 10.00 ticket is just a re-released ticket from 2 years ago. Same crap different color. But that ticket failed not many people are stupid enough to waste 10.00 on a 1 to 10 odd. 2nd thing. Why are the prizes on the new bingo so low?? Bingo cards before had better payouts. Ex. Card 4 a line use to pay 25.00 now it's 20.00? The 4 corners on game 4 use to pay 500.00 now its 200.00?? Where's all the extra money going that's not being paid out? Such low payouts no wonder why you are losing money. Some people actually pay attention to everything you do, from the scams to lies about donating to help education etc. NC Lottery
Hey there David! We have replied to your questions above.

1/02/2019 12:46 - Gregory F.

I don't like the odds 9.45 on the 10 dollar ticket I won't be buying any of them either.if I spend 10 dollars on a ticket I want better odds

1/02/2019 10:14 - DL H.

@ Robert C. 2nd Chance Winnings are real ;-) There is nothing funny going on it’s a real game we became winners out of the clear blue sky a true blessing and the team at the North Carolina education lottery is second to none at being top professionals and an awesome group of people. Good luck Robert we hope you get a chance to win. It can happen to anyone. Happy New Year

1/02/2019 08:05 - DL H.

It would’ve been a neat idea if it was really like monopoly board where say if you get three of the yellow roads you win a certain amount, three of the red roads or three of the railroads (kinda of like the treasure hunt tkt) and Park Avenue and Boardwalk would be the big winning numbers But either way not complaining a bit it’s just neat to have a Monopoly tickets since that such a great game NC Lottery
Great feedback, DL! We will pass it along to our ticket development team!

1/02/2019 04:12 - Robert C.

I'm not so sure about those second chance drawings. You never hear about anyone winning at them. Almost seems a bit sketchy to me.NC Lottery
We can assure you that real people are winning these prizes, Robert! All of our Second Chance drawings take place with an auditor present to verify the results. Sometimes winners will even share a comment here on the blog.

1/02/2019 03:49 - charles c.

Bought the new $10 ticket yesterday and I won’t be buying anymore at odds if 1:9.45 , that’s the worse break even odds I’ve seen. No thx NCEL .

1/01/2019 08:29 - Theodore H.

Going to try a few new scratch offs tomorrow...let u know if i hit big...first time online, so far this is great...

1/01/2019 11:07 - Beverly R.

The new $10 ticket is crappy idea. If I'm spending 10 bucks on a ticket, I want a chance to win more than 50 or 100 dollars. Geez. Won't be wasting money on this one; I'll waste funds on tickets with the chance of a higher payout. NC Lottery
Hi Beverly, we strive to introduce different games for different player tastes. Some players like the chance of winning $50 or $100 on any winning ticket. We do appreciate player feedback though, and the people or design our tickets read this blog. Thanks!

12/31/2018 11:49 - Vivian C.

Ahh man.more new tickets..i didn't win mo second chances this year ..i hope 2019..bring me more luck..thank you lottery...

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