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Losing NJ Lottery Tickets Could Yield Big Bucks

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Some losing New Jersey Lottery scratch-off tickets may soon become lucrative items.

Lottery officials plan to soon roll out “Million Dollar Replay,” a program that will allow scratch-off holders to enter their losing tickets into a yearly $1 million drawing.

To take part, players will have to join the lottery’s VIP Club and have bought at least $10 in non-winning tickets.

The lottery will also hold quarterly drawings to pick 100 winners who will each get $250. And at year’s end, 15 winners will be selected for prizes ranging from $10,000 to $1 million.

It’s not yet known when the program will get under way.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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