The Montana Lottery is introducing four new Scratch games on January 6. Our first 2016 release includes Hot $1,000.00, White Hot Bingo, All Cash, No Taxes and a perennial favorite, Deluxe Super Hot 7's. The table provides pricing, top prizes and Bonus Play info, but if you want a more complete rundown on the prize structure for these games, please go to http://www.montanalottery.com/scratch
for a complete game summary.
You might be asking yourself why the top prize for All Cash, No Taxes is such an odd number. This is because the player who wins will go home with $10,000 in their pocket, the rest goes to pay the winner's withholding tax. Not a bad selling point.
Look for increased sales in Hot Lotto with Sizzler this month. The Lottery will be running a small advertising campaign to promote Hot Lotto, so you should see more interest. Make sure your staff knows the basics - Hot Lotto jackpots start at $1 Million, the Sizzler option allows a 3X multiplier on any prize except the jackpot, and drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday at 8:59 PM. More importantly, tax withholdings are paid on the jackpot prize. So the cash value shown is what a player puts in their pocket if they win. But just the jackpot, not the other prizes, we need to make sure that's clear. The Lottery is working hard to get the word out on Hot Lotto with Sizzler, so make sure you're ready when players come through the door.