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New Mexico Lottery Launches a Summer Blockbuster: “GHOSTBUSTERS™” Scratchers™!

06/09/2016

ALBUQUERQUE – Put on your Proton Pack because this game is for you. The New Mexico Lottery has launched new “Ghostbusters™” Scratchers™ in anticipation of the July 15 release of the “Ghostbusters™” movie.

The Scratcher game features top prizes of $10,000 and five collectable scenes displaying icons from the films including Slimer, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and the Ectomobile.

“Infused by 30 years of pop-culture nostalgia, the Ghostbusters brand is a perfect fit for a Scratcher. It appeals to a variety of players including those who saw the original films and now a younger generation who are about to be introduced to our slimy green friend for the first time,” said New Mexico Lottery CEO David Barden.

To celebrate the Scratcher and movie release, players will receive double entries for Ghostbusters Scratchers in the Points and Rewards promotion at nmlottery.com this summer. Additional radio and web-based promotions offering chances to win Ghostbusters movie tickets are slated for early July.

Also on sale now are four additional new games:

  • “50,000 Payout” features three bonus spots and chances to win up to 23 times;
  • “Crossword Connect” has $50,000 top prizes and two crossword puzzles with a connecting bonus word;
  • “Bingo Multiplier” features a bonus multiplier, four bingo boards and $25,000 top prizes; and
  •  “Double Doubler” displays a rainbow-dotted disco scene with $4,000 top prizes.

About Points and Rewards

Points and Rewards is a New Mexico Lottery promotion that offers a chance to win $5,000 or one of 300 banks of points for prizes each month. Players enter non-winning $1, $2 and $3 Scratchers at nmlottery.com or via the Points and Rewards app for a chance to win.

Legislative Lottery Scholarships

The Lottery celebrated its 20-year anniversary on April 27. Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $690.23 million for education and more than 100,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships. 

More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at www.nmlottery.com.

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About Ghostbusters

Thirty years after the original Ghostbusters took the world by storm, it makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today - Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they're here to save the world! The film is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film "Ghostbusters," written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman. The film will be released in theaters nationwide on July 15, 2016.

Licensing rights for Ghostbusters™ has been obtained from IGT.

Ghostbusters TM & © 2016 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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