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Feb 15

Texas Lottery Releases Chocolate Scented Scratch-Off for Valentine’s Day

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 Valentine’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, “we always strive to incorporate innovation into our products, and scented tickets have historically sold well”. The current incarnation has contributed to last week’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 Lottery’s games, 27.5 percent of the price is transferred to the Foundation School Fund which supports the state’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 Hampshire’s meaty I Heart Bacon tickets which have proved hugely popular in The Granite State.

by Mike Redfern
Updated March 30th, 2016