With all the excitement this week over the $564.1 million Powerball jackpot, you may have missed out on the news that the Texas Lottery is offering a scratch-off which emits the scent of chocolate. Just in time for Valentineâ€™s Day, the ticket which offers a top prize of $100,000 wafts the aroma around the stores in which it is sold, even before it has been scratched!
The Texas Lottery previously released a game with a chocolate scent in 2012 after first harnessing the power of smell with its Candy Cane Cash scratcher in 2010. Lottery spokesperson Kelly Cripe explained, â€œwe always strive to incorporate innovation into our products, and scented tickets have historically sold wellâ€. The current incarnation has contributed to last weekâ€™s highest ever scratch-off sales figures for the Texas Lottery.
The games costs $5 to play and prizes range from $5 up to $100,000, with a 1 in 3.49 chance of winning something from each scratch-off. So far one of the $100,000 prizes has been claimed with another seven to be discovered from sellers across the state. For every ticket bought for any of the Texas Lotteryâ€™s games, 27.5 percent of the price is transferred to the Foundation School Fund which supports the stateâ€™s public education. Find out more about the Texas Lottery at the dedicated page of Lottery.net.
The Chocolate scratcher comes hot on the heels of New Hampshireâ€™s meaty I Heart Bacon tickets which have proved hugely popular in The Granite State.