The California Lottery said that just in a matter of weeks, game sales for the Lottery’s first-ever $10 Scratchers ticket, $250 Million Cash Spectacular, have been better than anticipated-- including the game’s first $1 million winner. The winner, who asked to remain anonymous, purchased his winning Scratchers ticket at Donuts Donuts, which is located at 12544 South Street in Cerritos (Los Angeles County).
In just the first three days of sales (beginning September 30) – when the new game had only reached a portion of the Lottery’s 22,000 retailers – total sales of the game were $4.3 million. With each week that passes, sales of the $250 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers game have pushed lottery ticket sales to new milestones. Among them:
First full week (10/2-10/8) of $250 Million Cash Spectacular sales helped push total Scratchers sales for the week to nearly $53 million – the single highest week of Scratchers sales on record; and The first Sunday (10/2) the new ticket was sold helped push Scratchers sales for the day to $6.3 million – the first Sunday the Lottery has had with more than $6 million in total Scratchers sales in at least a year.
Sales should see an even greater spike at the end of the month when the Lottery unveils its new advertising campaign to promote $250 Million Cash Spectacular.
There are still 30 instant $1 million prizes to be won out of the more than 10.6 million available prizes $250 Million Cash Spectacular offers. Donuts Donuts will receive a $5,000 retailer bonus for selling the $1 million-winning ticket.
In addition, more than 46,000 tickets purchased by California Lottery players have won a minimum of $100 or more. That means since Sept. 30, the $250 Million Cash Spectacular has an average of 2,200 winning tickets of at least $100 each day the game has been on sale.
Of the total winning numbers, three tickets have won $50,000 prizes and four tickets have claimed $10,000 prizes.
The $250 Million Cash Spectacular Scratchers ticket is part of the lottery’s continued effort to give out more prizes, create more winners and earn more money for education. The oversized ticket features a unique holographic design and, in total, offers more than a quarter of a billion dollars in prizes. To play, simply match any of “Your Numbers” to any of the six “Winning Numbers” and win that prize. Uncover a “star” symbol and win $100 instantly. Uncover a “WIN” symbol and win all 20 prizes automatically. Overall game odds of winning a prize are 1 in 3.50. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1.2 million.