Pats, lottery unveil new instant game

Updated: August 11, 2009, 3:31 PM ET
Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots and Massachusetts lottery have announced an instant ticket game that includes a chance to win Pats season tickets for life.

The lottery says the game, announced on Tuesday, also could generate $20 million for cities and towns across the state.

The lottery hopes to sell 30 million of the $5 tickets. If all tickets are sold, the game will gross $151 million and return $116 million in prizes, including 10 instant tickets each worth $1 million, 4,250 Patriot VIP ticket packages and team merchandise.

The game also features second-chance drawings for five pairs of Patriots season tickets for life.

NFL owners in May approved a rule that allows teams to partner with local lotteries. Several teams have announced instant tickets.


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