Scratchers lottery ticket with largest prize in its history

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Lottery launched its newest Scratchers ticket, the $185 Million Cash Explosion on Tuesday, and folks were lining up for their tickets.

This is the largest $20 Scratchers top prize in Arizona Lottery history.

"Our new Cash Explosion ticket offers the highest top prize of any of our previous $20 Scratchers, which is extremely exciting," said Karen Bach, Director of Budget, Products and Communications for the Arizona Lottery. "Keeping Lottery players happy is essential. That's why we are always looking for games that offer new and different top prizes."

Players will get the chance to win one of six $2.5 million top prizes.

Winners will have the option of a 30-year annuity or a lump sum of $1.25 million before taxes.

Prizes also include three $100k second place prizes and 15 $50k third place prizes, bringing the total value to more than $185 million.

On Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Phoenix and Tucson lottery offices will host a celebration where players can buy a $20 Cash Explosion ticket and receive $10 worth of Scratchers for free.

Free tickets consist of a $5 Lucky Life ticket and a $5 Heat Wave ticket, limit one pair of free tickets per person.

The Cash Explosion Scratchers ticket can be purchased for $20 at any Arizona Lottery retailer.

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