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10 Arizona lottery players are off to Las Vegas

8 December 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Arizona Lottery has selected 10 lucky players who will travel to Las Vegas next month for the chance to appear on THE MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB lottery game television show.

The players, Ronald Fajardo of Phoenix, Gilbert Griego and Vera Niculescu of Peoria, Joanmarie Ridgway of Chandler, Greg Bryan of Gilbert, Amber Turner of Tempe, William Hancock of Whiteriver, Kimberly Bittner of Tucson, Tom Klecka of Happy Jack and Jeff Thompson from Johnstown, CO were randomly selected as trip winners after submitting their MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB lottery game tickets online. They and one guest each will receive a five day, four night trip to Las Vegas, plus spending money, where "THE MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB" lottery game TV show episodes will be taped. Each of the 10 selected players will be in the audience for three episode tapings and he or she will have a chance to be randomly selected as a contestant on the show.

"We are thrilled to have 10 Arizona Lottery players selected for the five day trip to Las Vegas and look forward to watching them compete in the game show component of this exciting new game," said Karen Bach, director of budget, products and communications for the Arizona Lottery.

Each episode of "THE MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB" lottery game TV show will offer the potential of over $2.5 million in prizes.

The TV game show will feature Billy Gardell of "Mike and Molly" as host and will be taped at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino; trip winners and their guests will stay at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The show will begin airing locally in early-February on Channel 3 KTVK in Phoenix and FOX 11 KMSB in Tucson.

The lucky players earned their entries into the drawing pool after completing MONOPOLY-themed Property Sets by submitting codes from their MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB lottery game tickets.

In addition to having the chance to be a contestant on the national show, each of the Arizona state contestants is also eligible to be randomly selected from the studio audience for that state's local segment. The local segments will be taped at iconic locations in Las Vegas and will be inserted as one-minute segments within the national show. Each television market will receive a version of the show that includes at least one local segment featuring a contestant from that state.

The next deadline for entries for the trip and a shot at being a contestant is Jan. 6, and the drawing for at least 286 winners across all participating states for the next six TV episodes will be conducted on Jan. 13.

Entries are void after each drawing.

The MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB lottery game went on sale October 19 and with its unique play style features three ways to win $1 million: in the Friday drawing for the Top Prize, which is capped at $25 million; in the $1 million Club drawings that will occur when the Top Prize is won; and on the TV game show. Tickets are $5 each. Currently, MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB lottery game tickets are available in 23 states around the country.

About the Arizona Lottery
The Arizona Lottery operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products; it receives no General Fund dollars from the State.

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