October 8, 2014
MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ LOTTERY GAME TO MAKE MORE AND MORE MILLIONAIRES
Rhode Island Joins New Multi-State Lottery Game with National Television Series Inspired By Iconic Brand
Rhode Island is ready to mint some millionaires! Rhode Island Lottery will join lotteries across the country in offering a new draw game, MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™, expected to create more simultaneous millionaires than any other game in lottery history.
Tickets for this new lottery game will go on sale starting Sunday, October 19 and will give players three ways to become a millionaire. The first of these weekly drawings will take place on Friday, October 24, at 11:15 p.m. ET giving players a chance to win cash prizes, including the Top Prize which ranges from $15 million to $25 million. Whenever the Top Prize is won, a second drawing will take place that same night for the MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB number to award multiple $1 million prizes. Each MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB lottery game ticket will also have a webcode that players can enter online for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas and appear on the television show for another shot at winning up to $1 million.
“With so many ways to win, we will be able to answer our players' request for more substantial winners, instead of one or two large jackpot winners,” said Gerald Aubin, Rhode Island Lottery Director. “Being able to use locally-based Hasbro, Inc.'s iconic MONOPOLY brand will only strengthen the game; and we can't wait to root for the Rhode Island winners appearing as contestants on the ‘MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB’ television show.”
MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB lottery game is a $5 draw game and will be the first multi-state draw game at this price level in the United States. The odds of winning the game's Top Prize are approximately 1 in 73 million, and the overall odds of winning any prize in the Friday night drawing are 1 in 10.
The weekly hour-long “MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB” television game show will premiere in February of 2015, with comedian and actor Billy Gardell ("Mike & Molly", "You, Me and Dupree") tapped to host the show. Rhode Island Lottery players can enter the webcodes from their tickets at www.playmmc.com for a chance to win a five-day, four-night trip for two to Las Vegas. The Rhode Island winners will join winners from the other participating states in the studio audience and have a chance to compete on the television show for prizes up to $1 million.