Published: March 12, 2019

Australia: Play for real money with Instant Scratch-Its Monopoly

The year 2005 was the year Million Dollar Baby took out the Best Picture at the Oscars, trucker-hats and cargo pants were all the fashion, and Gold Digger by Kanye West was at the top of the charts – it was also the last time Australian Instant Scratch-Its players could get their hands on a Monopoly Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
The Monopoly ticket was one of Instant Scratch-Its most popular licenced tickets and after nearly 15 years, Instant Scratch-Its is excited to release the newest edition of the ticket to board game gurus and scratchie fans this week.
The new $5 Monopoly Instant Scratch-Its game gives Australians the chance to play for real money with two top prizes of $100,000.
Instant Scratch-Its spokesperson Bronwyn Spencer said the new Monopoly Instant Scratch-Its game would appeal to those who loved the classic board game but wanted the chance to swap monopoly money for real money.
“When playing the classic Monopoly board game, everyone remembers how easy it was to fantasise about what you would do if the thousands of dollars of colourful paper money and the exclusive real estate you owned on the board was real,” Ms Spencer said.
“While we can’t promise you a hotel in Mayfair, we can guarantee that two players will walk away with $100,000 in top prize money.
“With a one-in-four chance of winning on this ticket and a total of 620,000 prizes up for grabs, you could be one of the many players taking home a share of the $6.6 million in prize money available on this ticket.”
With an easy game-play featuring all of the Monopoly characteristics players know and love, Ms Spencer said there wouldn’t be any family squabbles about who gets to be the car or the top hat.
“Forget upturned Monopoly boards and bickering over who is the banker, with the $5 Monopoly Instant Scratch-Its ticket, you can roll the dice and take your chance at the community chest to your heart’s content without having to share,” she said.
“The best part is that you are playing for real money so once the game is over, instead of packing up the set until the next rainy day, you could be cashing in your win.”
The new Monopoly Instant Scratch-Its tickets are available now at the Lott lottery outlets in Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
About Instant Scratch-Its
The world’s first scratch off ticket with instant prizes was introduced in the USA in 1974 and into Australia in 1978.
Instant Scratch-Its tickets are priced from $1 to $20. Within this price range there are a range of game types, from quick fun plays to extended play games. 
Each ticket series or game has a specific prize structure consisting of several prize levels, ranging from top prizes of up to $1 million down to thousands of other smaller prizes. In most instances, the top prize represents approximately 10 per cent of the total prize pool available in that game.
Chances of winning on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket range from 1 in 2 to 1 in 4, which creates millions of moments of instant joy each year.
The Lott operates and markets Australia’s leading lottery games in each jurisdiction under Golden Casket, NSW Lotteries, Tatts, SA Lotteries and Tatts NT.  These games include Saturday Lotto, Monday and Wednesday Lotto, Powerball, Oz Lotto, Set for Life, Lucky Lotteries, The Pools and Instant Scratch-Its.
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