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Texas Lottery launching new Star Trek scratch off game; attempting to set a Guinness World Record

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(Source: Texas Lottery Commission) (Source: Texas Lottery Commission)

Released by the Texas Lottery Commission:

(Austin) – To kick-off the new Star Trek ™ scratch-off game the Texas Lottery® will today attempt to set a Guinness World Record by having the most people dressed as Star Trek characters at one event. The Texas Lottery will be joined at the event by the legendary William Shatner, Star Trek's original Captain James T. Kirk. 

"Star Trek is a cultural phenomenon that has been popular for nearly 50 years. The brand is iconic and we are pleased to be associated with this legendary franchise. With millions of Star Trek fans around the world, we expect this to be a successful game for the Texas Lottery," said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery Commission.

To break the current Guinness World Record, at least 1,064 attendees dressed as Star Trek characters will need to be present at the event. The attendance count will be conducted by an official Guinness adjudicator. 

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dallas Convention Center located at 650 South Griffin Street. Event attendees 18 years or older dressed in any Star Trek-themed costume will receive an entry ballot and may enter to participate in two promotional drawings.  Selected entrants will have the opportunity to play for a chance to win up to $50,000 or a trip to the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees do not have to be in costume to attend the event.

In addition to the promotional drawings there will be a live DJ, games and the opportunity to purchase the new $3 Star Trek scratch-off game before it officially goes on sale April 1. 

The Star Trek scratch-off game offers cash prizes up to $50,000.  Players can enter non-winning tickets into promotional second-chance drawings for a chance to win a replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise™ NCC-1701 measuring 32" in length.  This replica is a limited-edition item valued at $6,819 and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.  Each drawing will also award 521 Star Trek™ merchandise prize packs full of exciting collectible Star Trek branded items.

About the Texas Lottery

Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $20 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $40 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed $15 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in Texas. As authorized by the Texas Legislature, certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state pro­grams including the Fund for Veterans' Assistance.

The Texas Lottery provides several entertaining games for lottery players including Powerball®, Mega Millions®, Lotto Texas®, All or Nothing, Texas Two Step®, Pick 3, Daily 4, Cash Five® and scratch-offs.  For more information visit us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or at www.txlottery.org.

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