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Thursday, March 31, 2005

The Massachusets Lottery $10 Million Texas Hold'Em Challenge
Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of this here blog. Yup, my first post was on April Fool's Day. I want to write some kind of year-in-review post but tomorrow morning I am headed to Philly for a wedding, and I want to play some poker tonight. So the bigger post will wait until next week. For now, another weird by-product of the poker craze:

The Massachusets Lottery $10 Million Texas Hold'Em Challenge -- in association with the World Poker Tour!
On Tuesday, March 29th, the Massachusetts Lottery launched its newest $10 instant ticket, $10,000,000 HOLD’EM POKER® which features a play style similar to the wildly popular card game. With more than $645 million in prizes, the new game offers a grand prize of $10 million - the largest single instant ticket prize in U.S. lottery history.

The $10,000,000 HOLD’EM POKER® instant ticket also features a unique “Bonus Tournament” event to be held at a later scheduled date, where 560 lucky players will win entry into a drawing with over $15 million in prize money. Four players will win $1 million and one lucky player will take home the $10 million Grand Prize.

“$10,000,000 HOLD’EM POKER® continues the Massachusetts Lottery’s proud tradition of offering players the most exciting and entertaining games in the nation,” said State Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill, whose office oversees the Lottery. “With a record-breaking prize structure, this game is certain to attract players and generate new revenue for the Lottery. And the more successful we are at the Lottery, the more money that can be returned to the Commonwealth’s 351 cities and towns.”

Hold'Em Poker has gained worldwide appeal due largely to televised tournaments like the World Poker Tour™. The Massachusetts Lottery teamed with Scientific Games to produce its instant ticket version of the game which features the patented Hold'Em Poker® play style, yet does not require any poker skill or knowledge to participate.

“As the national leader in instant ticket sales, we know that our players expect games with innovative prize structures,” said Lottery Executive Director Joseph C. Sullivan. “That’s what we are offering with the $10,000,000 HOLD’EM POKER® instant ticket When this game is finished, one lucky player will win $10 million, and make Lottery history.”


I really like your site. I'm new to the poker blog scene but not new to poker. :) I'm essentially playing for a living right now ($15-30) and this year my goal is to meet a great deal of poker players to make new friends and learn from them. I'm trying to create a little community and learn more about the different players who blog. I'd love to get more traffic on my site. If you like my site, would you mind linking to it? Also, I hope you don't mind but I linked to yours so I can read it frequently.

Hi Travis,
Little did you know that I had already added your blog to my Bloglines blogroll. I went ahead and added to it to the links on the right.
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