Games - Instant Games
Last Updated:
8/20/2017 10:00:01 AM
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This game is no longer available for purchase. Check the 'Last Day to Claim' for the last day to claim a prize.

Prize Amount By Prize Level Estimated Number of Unclaimed Prizes Estimated Value of Unclaimed Prizes Number of Prizes at Start of Game Value of Prizes at Start of Game
$5,000 1 $5,000 4 $20,000
$100 69 $6,900 210 $21,000
$25 3,966 $99,150 11,308 $282,700
$5 51,233 $256,165 143,218 $716,090
$1 126,500 $126,500 305,284 $305,284
All of the various ways to win a specific prize amount are combined into that prize level.

The number of prizes remaining unclaimed is an estimate. It does not guarantee that the prize is available. Winning tickets may be sold at the time of this update or after, or players may not have claimed their winning tickets yet.

How to play Crossword Express:
1. Scratch the YOUR NUMBERS area to reveal your 18 letters
2. Scratch every letter in the crossword puzzle that matches each of YOUR LETTERS. The letter's background in the crossword puzzle will turn white when scratched.
3. Uncover two or more complete words in the crossword puzzle using YOUR LETTERS, win prize indicated on the PRIZE LEGEND. Only one prize from the PRIZE LEGEND can be claimed per ticket.

Crossword Details:
1. A word must contain at least three letters and be made complete by using YOUR LETTERS.
2. Letters forming a word must appear in an unbroken vertical or horizontal string of letters in the crossword puzzle.
3. A word cannot be formed by linking letters diagonally, or by reading letters from the right to left or bottom to top.
4. Words cannot be interrupted by a black space and must contain every letter in the unbroken string of letters. "A" and "AND" within "CANDY" are not complete words. "BOB" and "CAT" with "BOBCAT" are considered only one complete word.

For Game Rules and Guidelines, click here.

Overall Odds: 1 in 4.92
For complete odds, click here.

Claim a Prize:
For information on the claims process and claims center locations, click here. Prizes must be claimed on or before the last day to claim a prize as noted at the top of the page.

For end of game information such as Last Day To Sell A Game or Claim A Prize, click here.

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