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We’ve seen this before. Red Sox scratch offs in New England, Yankee scratchers in New York. The Minnesota launches their Viking scratchers today. They are $10 scratch tickets with a $200,000 top prize. Here’s the story reported by Fox 9.

Minnesota Vikings Scratch Off Lottery Ticket On Sale July 20

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Minnesota State Lottery and Minnesota Vikings have unveiled a Vikings scratch-off game that will go on sale July 20. The $10 ticket will be sold at all lottery retailers at the Metrodome.

The ticket features a $200,000 top prize, with a second chance to win a VIP season ticket package for four. Lottery players can also earn points to redeem for Vikings merchandise.

“While this program is not related to our continued pursuits for a new stadium, it is a perfect opportunity for the Vikings to partner with an organization whose proceeds go back to improving the state of Minnesota,” said Steve LaCroix, Vikings chief marketing officer.

A Vikings scratch-off game was part of a stadium proposal at the Minnesota Capitol last session. The plan called for two-third of a new football stadium to be paid for with new taxes and fees, as well as a Vikings-themed scratch-off lottery game. Read the whole story…


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