A couple people have contacted us this week with questions about the amount they’d won on their “Cashingo” scratch ticket. Each of them had won a $3 prize, but wondered if they should have won $25 instead.
Cashingo is a $3 scratch game that hit the market in July here in Iowa. It combines features from two of our most popular scratch games of all time – Crossword and Bingo. There’s a word-match area on the upper half of a Cashingo ticket, with playstyle similar to our Crossword games, and a numbers-match area on the bottom half of the ticket that’s a lot like our Bingo games.
The questions from the players focus on the word-match section at the top of the ticket. You win a prize in that area by uncovering all of the letters in a certain number of words. If you complete just one word, you win $3. If you complete two words, the prize is $10; three words, $25; and completing four words will bring you a $50 prize.
The players who contacted us matched all of the letters in just one word to win a $3 prize. They wondered if because it was “Your Word 3,” they should have won $25. But as the instructions on the ticket explain, it’s the total number of words that determine the prize you can win in that area.
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