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Lottery Officials Have High Hopes for the New Cowboys Scratch Off Game

The Dallas Morning News reports that lottery officials are hoping that the Cowboys new lottery ticket is going to be a hot seller:

Lottery tickets are all about the green, but the blue and silver will be added to the mix this month.

The Texas Lottery Commission announced Monday that it will start a Dallas Cowboys scratch-off game Aug. 17. The $5 tickets will have cash prizes of up to $100,000 as well as chances to win packages that include a stadium suite, private tours, and airfare and tickets to an away game.

The Cowboys tickets are part of a flood of new lottery games featuring National Football League teams. League officials said more than a dozen other teams have signed or have started negotiating similar lottery deals since a ban ended in May.

“We’ve been examining this category carefully over the past few years,” said Brian McCarthy, an NFL spokesman. “We’ve become increasingly comfortable in easing our restrictions.”

The NFL has previously been hesitant to link its brand with any form of gambling. Efforts by professional gamblers to shave points or fix games have haunted sports since the Chicago White Sox scandal of 1919.

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