Are you feeling lucky? If you live in or close to New Mexico then you may have a new game to play. The New Mexico Lottery has launched a line of Star Trek "scratcher" lottery cards. In addition to instant cash prizes, they have also launched a contest for a trip Comic Con. More details below.
Star Trek: The Lottery Game
The New Mexico Lottery has launched a series of ‘STAR TREK™’ Scratcher lottery cards. The cards are in stores now, featuring five different tickets showcasing the different Star Trek TV shows. The top prize for the $2 cards is $10,000. There are also prizes ranging from $2 to $250.
And if your ticket isn’t an instant winner, there is also an additional "second-chance" drawing for a trip for two to Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego in July. Players enter the drawing for the Comic-Con trip at www.nmlottery.com. The deadline to enter is April 26th, 2012.
Unfortunately it is against Federal law for lottery tickets to be sold over state lines, so if you want to play (or collect) some of these lottery cards you are going to have to do it in New Mexico (or find a friend in New Mexico).
Not Trek’s first lottery
The New Mexico Lottery is not the first to offer Star Trek scratcher cards. In the 90s at least 11 states offered Trek games from 1996 to 1998. Cards featured imagery from the TV shows and were even part of the promotion of the Star Trek: First Contact feature film.
Star Trek lottery tickets from California in 1996 (top)
and Virginia in 1998 (bottom) [Amok Times Newsletter]
A closer look at the NM Star Trek lottery tickets
The New Mexico Lottery have provided TrekMovie with images of the five individual cards, here they are: