Monopoly Millionaires’ Club lottery game suspended after low ticket sales

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Officials have suspended a multi-state lottery game aimed at giving out $1 million prizes because of low ticket sales.

Terry Rich, president of the North American Lottery Group, says officials on Monday decided to suspend future ticket sales of the Monopoly Millionaires’ Club game, just two months after it launched in 23 states, including Tennessee. Tickets will be suspended shortly before its last weekly drawing on Dec. 26.

Rich says the game did not meet ticket sales expectations, but he did not elaborate.

Monopoly Millionaires’ Club was advertised as a move away from the large jackpots of Powerball and Mega Millions. The game’s top prize was capped at $25 million, and it was designed for players to win more $1 million prizes.

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