Who Ya Gonna Scratch? VA Lottery Debuts Ghostbusters Scratch-off Game

Written By Dann Stupp on October 6, 2021 - Last Updated on March 28, 2024
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With Halloween quickly approaching and the spirits stirring, the Virginia Lottery has unveiled a new Ghostbusters scratch-off game.

There’s even a Ghostbusters online option for VA Lottery players who want to bust some ghosts via an instant game.

Officials on Monday announced their official October new-game lineup, including the new Ghostbusters options. The games include images and branding from the iconic 1984 Halloween comedy film.

The Virginia Lottery’s Ghostbusters games come with prizes of up to $100,000.

About VA Lottery’s Ghostbusters scratch-off game

The VA Lottery offers a revolving door when it comes to scratch-off tickets and instant-win games. Some stick around, some go by the wayside, and others pop up on special occasions.

And for October and Halloween, that marks the arrival of Ghostbusters.

Tickets are $2 for the scratcher, which is officially licensed with Columbia Pictures.

So, how do you play the Ghostbuster’s scratch-off game? It’s pretty simple actually. Like many other scratchers, you get numbers (10 of them), and you have to match the winning numbers (two in this game). If you match, you win the prize shown. And if it includes a double dollar sign icon, you atomically win that prize.

The top prize for the Ghostbusters scatch-off is $10,000. In fact, the game will produce three $10,000 winners in all. And according to the VA Lotto’s website, all three top prizes remain out there for purchase at lottery retailers.

The full breakdown of available Ghostbusters scratch-off prizes includes:

  • $10,000: 3
  • $2,000: 10
  • $500: 92 (90 remaining)
  • $100: 1,382 (1,377 remaining)
  • $50: 8,282 (8,222 remaining)
  • $20: 32,986 (32,743 remaining)
  • $10: 43,993 (43,669 remaining)
  • $4: 87,972 (87,395 remaining)
  • $3: 87,972 (87,422 remaining)
  • $2: 219,930 (218,548 remaining)

The odds of winning $10,000 in Ghostbusters is 1 in 734,400. The odds of winning any prize on Ghostbuster’s scratch-off tickets are 1 in 4.56.

Ghostbusters Cash Drop instant game

To celebrate this All-Hallows Eve, the Virginia Lottery is also offering the Ghostbusters Cash Drop instant game.

The game, which can be played at valottery.com, can be played for 20 cents to $20 per spin. Players are given a 5×3 grid of symbols, and you try to get a cluster of three or more matching symbols. There are also multipliers, free play symbols, a bonus game, and other game aspects.

Perhaps the best way to understand the game is to play it in demo mode, which is free.

Your odds of winning a specific prize in Ghostbusters Cash Drop depend on the level at which you’re playing. The top prize on the max play of $20 is $100,000. However, you can play at each of these levels: $.20, $.50, $1, $2.00, $3, $5, $10, or $20.

The odds of winning any prize in Ghostbusters Cash Drop is 1 in 4.75.

Other new Virginia Lottery scratchers for October

The VA Lottery has an expansive menu of scratchers.

For October, new titles include:

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Dann Stupp is a longtime sports journalist who’s written and edited for The Athletic, USA Today, ESPN, MLB.com and other outlets. He lives in Lexington, Virginia.

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