LANSING, November 2, 2009 – It’s a Wonderful Life™, the classic holiday movie starring Donna Reed and James Stewart, is featured on a new Lottery ticket that is an ideal holiday gift. The instant ticket, with a $2 price point is on sale now. It features five set scenes from the 1946 movie.
It’s a Wonderful Life ™ features top cash prizes of $25,000 and two second chance opportunities to win a VISA® Gift Card worth $2,500. To enter to win a VISA® Gift Card, players must submit their non-winning It’s a Wonderful Life™ tickets at the Lottery’s VIP Club Web site, Player City (www.playercity.net). From the entries received, two lucky winners will be randomly selected on December 22, 2009 to receive a gift card.
“Lottery tickets make great gifts,” Commissioner M. Scott Bowen said, adding they should only be given to eligible players, age 18 and older. “It’s a Wonderful Life™ evokes fond memories so this ticket is sure to be a big seller.”
It’s a Wonderful Life ™ is also eligible for the Lottery’s Instant Replay second chance opportunity in which players can enter $20 worth of non-winning instant tickets at www.playercity.netfor a chance to win $1,000,000 on the Lottery’s game show, Make Me Rich!
Other holiday instant tickets in the Lottery’s 2009 holiday collection include Santa Cash™ for $1; 5 Golden Rings™ for $5; and Holiday Riches™ for $10. All are on sale today.
Since its inception in 2005, Player City has registered over 250,000 members and is believed to be one of the largest online lottery player communities in the world. Membership in the club is free and once registered, members can begin to earn P.C. Points which can be redeemed for entries into various monthly contests for event tickets and merchandise.
Over 95 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to retailers. In fiscal year 2008, the contribution to schools was $715 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $15 billion to education in Michigan.