The success of Holiday Millions was particularly evident through the Lottery’s Players Club, the Lucke-Zone, which tracked the first ticket a new member entered between December 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013. During that time, approximately 8,400 new members joined the Players Club and 44% of those entered Holiday Millions to start their relationship with the Lottery. Holiday Millions also achieved an above average 25% response rate in its second chance draw, making it one of the most successful tickets for second chance entry.
Holiday Millions featured Pollard Banknote’s Spectrum Scratch FX®, an enhancement to the company’s exclusive Scratch FX® process. This advancement mimics the look of colored foil and allows for more elaborate graphic designs to be brought to life. The eye-catching look is a value-adding feature that allows holiday theme games to provide an added sparkle to the season. “We are delighted with how well the Holiday Millions ticket was received by the North Carolina Education Lottery’s players,” said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer. “The staff at the NCEL has been a pleasure to work with. Their diligence in pursuit of revenue growth to support education programs in the state has been exciting and we are thrilled to add them to our growing list of clients.”
“We are happy with this ticket and especially the great response we have had in attracting new members to our Lucke-Zone Players Club,” said Alice Garland, Executive Director, NCEL. “Pollard Banknote has many instant game concepts which provide unique ways to market the instant product to our players. We are always eager to see their latest portfolio of games and explore new ways to provide our players with the best games possible.” All of the net proceeds of the North Carolina Education Lottery go to education expenses, including reduced class sizes in early grades, academic pre-kindergarten programs, school construction, and need-based college scholarships.