|Lottery players in Connecticut will soon be able to simply insert a CD ROM into their home PC, type in the code of their instant lottery ticket and get on with the hunt for cash prizes. |
Treasure Tower will be Connecticut Lottery Corporation’s first interactive computer game, which will go on sale by March 6. The Babylon-themed cartoon lottery game starter kit is said to be sold at $15, it will entail four instant lottery tickets and one reusable disc. Additional tickets will cost players $4.
Since Internet betting is illegal in the US, players will not be required to go online to enjoy home lottery. Quite clearly Connecticut Lottery Corporation has presented new uses of technology in the packaging as well as the interactive lottery game itself; however, concerns have been raised suggesting that the lottery will appeal to minors due to its video game alikeness.
Diane Patterson, spokeswoman for Connecticut Lottery Corporation said that Treasure Tower will be played using traditional methods of scratching the latex of the ticket. Yet some players will be happy to enjoy what she referred to as the ‘extended play’ element of a CD ROM. Miss Patterson also said that the game would have pay out of approximately 70 percent, with the odds of winning 1 in 3.71.
Ingenio, a Canadian based company is the creator of Treasure Tower along with another six CD ROM lottery games. Ingenio is a subsidiary of the Quebec lottery, Loto-Quebec, it holds exclusive rights on CD ROM lotteries worldwide.