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Cash Explosion Double Play: Back by popular demand
Monday, June 18, 2007

Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich™ instant tickets honored for new Cash Explosion show

CLEVELAND… Cash Explosion Double Play is coming back by popular demand on Saturday, Oct. 6, as The Ohio State Lottery’s “new” TV game show. The instant game Cash Explosion, which provides cash prizes and opportunities to be a show contestant, goes on sale Friday, July 27. The final Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich TV show will air Saturday, Sept. 29.

The $1 Cash Explosion instant game produced $57 million in sales in Fiscal Year 2006, with corresponding net educational profit of $14.5 million. Cash Explosion has been an integral part of the Ohio Lottery franchise for 19 years, since 1987.

The $1 and $2 Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich instant games will be honored for the new Cash Explosion show. The winner of the Make Me Famous competition, a unique feature of the Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich TV show, will have a role in the new Cash Explosion show. Details on the new TV show are currently under development.

Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich has not met sales or profit expectations for the Lottery Profits Education Fund. The game is expected to generate $38 million in sales and net profit of approximately $4.8 million.

For more information on The Ohio State Lottery Commission, please visit www.ohiolottery.com.

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Cash Explosion Fact Sheet

1. When does the Cash Explosion instant game go on sale?
Friday, July 27, 2007

2. When is the first Cash Explosion contestant drawing?
Entry ticket received from July 28 to Aug. 10 will be included in the first Cash Explosion contestant drawing. That drawing will be held Aug. 10. Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich entry tickets will also be included in the drawing, for a chance to be on Cash Explosion Double Play.

3. When will the first Cash Explosion TV show air?
Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m., on the Lottery’s local carrier station network.

4. When will the final Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich TV show air?
Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. on the Lottery’s carrier station network.

5. What should I do with my Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich instant tickets?
Play your Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich tickets just like always. The tickets will expire 180 days from the closing date. Details are pending.

6. The $2 Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich tickets gave contestants a show premium, what’s going to happen now?
Cash Explosion contestants who make it to the show playing the $2 Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich instant game will receive $2,250 on top of whatever they win on Cash Explosion Double Play.

7. I have a Make Me Famous second-chance drawing entry. What should I do?
Mail your ticket in to the second-chance drawing P.O. Box, just as you normally would. If your ticket is drawn, you’ll receive a $100 prize.

8. Do I still have time to send in a second-chance entry for an opportunity to be a TV talent finalist?
While the second-chance drawing will continue, the special talent promotion component of the second-chance drawing ended Friday, June 1. The last talent finalist was chosen from that drawing pool.

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