Press Release of the Day: Missouri Lottery


As the economy squeals and shudders to a halt, the Missouri Lottery has come up with yet another way for us all to invest what little money we have left in the Poor Man's 401(k). And we can do it every 5 minutes!

Beginning next week the lottery will offer "Lucky Dough" a new game based on the game tic-tac-toe. Players have a 1 in 390,000 chance of winning the $10,000 jackpot. (I'm not sure our local Macho Man would like those odds.)

Read the entire press release after the jump.

Missouri Lottery
P.O. Box 1603, Jefferson City, MO 65102Phone: (573)
751-4050  Fax:  (573) 751-5188
Feb. 26, 2009
Contact:  Susan Goedde
(573) 526-7425

MissouriLottery Is First to Launch New Numbers Game

If you can play tic-tac-toe, you can win Lucky Dough - a new game from the Missouri Lottery. Lucky Dough, which starts March 2, is a daily Numbers Game that provides drawings every five minutes and gives players a chance to win jackpots that average $50,000 with the potential to grow to more than $200,000.  The Missouri Lottery is the first lottery to launch this game.

"Our Club Keno game has grown in popularity, and we've wanted to freshen that product category for some time," said Scott White, online product manager for the Missouri Lottery. "We decided to add excitement by offering a new and different game that was drawn in between Club Keno drawings. We tested a few games, and Lucky Dough was the clear

White said the new game is similar to tic-tac-toe.  Like Club Keno, Lucky Dough will be played at more than 1,000 social environments with liquor-by-the-drink licenses throughout Missouri every five minutes from 5 a.m. to 1:50 a.m.

To play Lucky Dough:First - Using a playslip, select how much you want to play per drawing. Lucky Dough can be played for $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10 or $20 per drawing. Second - Select the number of consecutive games you wish to play - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 or 20. Third - Pick one number per square in each of the eight squares to complete the playslip.  Or, mark Quick Pick and the terminal will select the numbers randomly.

Winning is based on matching numbers in each individual square to produce one or more "lines," either vertically, horizontally or diagonally.  The more lines you match, the more you win. "The top prize in Lucky Dough is a $10,000 base jackpot prize and a pari-mutuel rolling jackpot prize," White explained.  "If you match seven or eight lines, you will automatically win both the base prize and the rolling jackpot prize.  If more than one player matches seven or eight lines on a $1 play, each player will receive $10,000, plus they will equally split the rolling jackpot prize."

Lucky Dough prize levels and chances are:
                 Lines Matched:             Chances 1 in:    Prize:
                 8 or 7                           390,625             $10,000 starting jackpot*
                 6                                  24,414              $200
                 5                                  8,138                $100
                 4                                  2,035                $50
                 3                                  313                   $15
                 2                                  59                     $5
                 1                                  7                       $2

The overall chances of winning a prize are 1 in 6.01. For more information on Lucky Dough, go to