HERE'S HOW TO PLAY
This Crossword ticket features six (6) play areas. The player removes the scratch-off material to reveal the YOUR 18 LETTERS area, three (3) Crossword Puzzle grids and two (2) Bonus areas. The "YOUR 18 LETTERS" area will reveal eighteen (18) letters and each “Crossword Puzzle Grid” will be eleven (11) spaces (high) by eleven (11) spaces (wide). The game is played by gently removing the scratch-off on the “YOUR 18 LETTERS” play area. Then the player gently removes the scratch-off on the corresponding letters in each of the “Crossword Puzzle Grids”. Players win by revealing 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 complete words in each “Crossword Puzzle Grid”. Players win a prize according to the respective prize legend. Players can also win by revealing the complete "Bonus Word" in either “BONUS” location to win $25 or $50. Each grid is played separately; players cannot combine words from each grid to win a prize amount. Wins in the "Bonus Word" area cannot be used in conjunction with the "Crossword Puzzle Grids." Players can win up to three (3) times on this ticket.
MORE THAN $27.5 MILLION IN PRIZES!
Approximately 2.1 million MEGA CROSSWORD tickets are initially planned in this game. The New Jersey Lottery reserves the right to subsequently increase this quantity of tickets. Should additional tickets be introduced, prize levels and frequency of winning will be consistent with the initial quantity of tickets. In the MEGA CROSSWORD Scratch-Offs Games, New Jersey allocates approximately 69% of the gross receipts, net of free tickets, to prizes. On the average, better than 1 ticket in 4 wins a prize. Odds and number of winners may vary based on sales, distribution and claims.