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February 8, 2016 - Salem, Ore. – According to the Chinese Zodiac, February 8, 2016 marks the beginning of the Year of the Monkey. To help celebrate, the Oregon Lottery has launched the Year of the Monkey Scratch-it ticket.
“The Year of the Monkey Scratch-it seemed like a natural step for us after launching a very successful Loteria Scratch-it in May 2015,” said Oregon Lottery Traditional Product Manager Art Kiuttu. “The Asian and Hispanic populations in Oregon are important and we have had numerous requests to expand our games to include games that have special appeal to our diverse audiences. Due to the great success with our Loteria Scratch-it we will be introducing a new Loteria Scratch-it this year and we hope to have the same success with our Chinese New Year Scratch-it, Year of the Monkey.”
In Chinese culture, the number ‘8’ is considered a lucky number. So it’s only fitting that the $1 Year of the Monkey Scratch-it offers players a top prize of $888. The game has over $1 million in prizes and offers players a 1:4.06 overall odds of winning a prize. The Year of the Monkey Scratch-it is available in most Oregon Lottery retail locations.
Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned nearly $10 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org.