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CROSSWORD EXTREME

$350,000 top prize

$30 per play

CROSSWORD EXTREME 2285 ticket

All About CROSSWORD EXTREME

INSTANT Lottery Game No. 2285

  • $30 per play.
  • Prize payout: 69.79 per cent.
  • Overall odds of winning: 1 in 3.42.
  • $350,000 top prize.

For more information about this game, read the Player’s Guide Fact Sheet.

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HOW TO PLAY

How to play CROSSWORD EXTREME

1. Scratch the eighteen (18) YOUR LETTERS for each of PUZZLE 1 and PUZZLE 2 one at a time. For each of YOUR LETTERS revealed, scratch only that same letter each time it is found in the corresponding puzzle.

2. Scratch the eighteen (18) YOUR LETTERS for PUZZLES 3 to 9 one at a time. For each of YOUR LETTERS revealed, scratch only that same letter each time it is found in the corresponding puzzles.

3. Continue until all YOUR LETTERS and corresponding letters in the Crossword PUZZLES are revealed. (If you reveal a letter “A” in YOUR LETTERS for PUZZLE 1, scratch every “A” in PUZZLE 1 only. If you reveal a letter “A” in YOUR LETTERS for PUZZLE 2, scratch every “A” in PUZZLE 2 only. If you reveal a letter “A” in YOUR LETTERS for PUZZLES 3 to 9, scratch every “A” in PUZZLES 3 to 9 only.)

4. Reveal at least six (6) complete words within the same PUZZLE for PUZZLE 1 or PUZZLE 2, win the corresponding prize as per the corresponding PRIZE LEGEND.

5. Reveal one (1) complete vertical word in PUZZLE 3 or PUZZLE 7, win the corresponding prize for that PUZZLE.

6. Reveal at least three (3) complete words within the same PUZZLE in any one (1) of PUZZLES 4, 5, 8 or 9, win the corresponding prize as per the corresponding PRIZE LEGEND.

7. Reveal at least five (5) complete words within PUZZLE 6, win the corresponding prize as per the corresponding PRIZE LEGEND.

You can win up to seven (7) times on this ticket, but only one (1) prize per PUZZLE.

Multiple wins are combinations of the $30, $40, $70, $75, $100 and $500 prize categories only.

CROSSWORD EXTREME 2285 ticket

PRIZE LEGENDS

PUZZLE 1 & 2 PRIZE LEGEND

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6 words $30 8 words $100 10 words $10,000
7 words $75 9 words $500 11 words $25,000

PUZZLE 3 PRIZE LEGEND

UNCOVER ALL THE LETTERS IN ONE (1) VERTICAL WORD IN PUZZLE 3, WIN THE CORRESPONDING PRIZE.

PUZZLE 4 & 5 PRIZE LEGEND

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Win Uncover Win Uncover Win
3 words $30 5 words $100 7 words $1,000
4 words $70 6 words $500    

PUZZLE 6 PRIZE LEGEND

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Win Uncover Win Uncover Win Uncover Win
5 words $100 7 words $1,000 9 words $20,000 11 words $350,000
6 words $500 8 words $10,000 10 words $100,000    

PUZZLE 7 PRIZE LEGEND

UNCOVER ALL THE LETTERS IN ONE (1) VERTICAL WORD IN PUZZLE 7, WIN THE CORRESPONDING PRIZE.

PUZZLE 8 & 9 PRIZE LEGEND

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Win Uncover Win Uncover Win
3 words $30 5 words $100 7 words $1,000
4 words $70 6 words $500    

CROSSWORD DETAILS

  1. A “word” must contain at least three (3) letters, with the exception of PUZZLE 3 and PUZZLE 7.
  2. A “word” cannot be formed from right to left, from bottom to top or diagonally in any direction.
  3. Letters combined to form a complete “word” either completely horizontally or completely vertically in the Crossword PUZZLE must:
    1. appear in an unbroken horizontal or unbroken vertical sequence of letters;
    2. only use letters within the Crossword PUZZLE that are matched with the corresponding YOUR LETTERS; and
    3. use every lettered square between two (2) black spaces, or one (1) black space and the edge of the Crossword PUZZLE, in an unbroken horizontal or unbroken vertical sequence, with the exception of PUZZLE 3 and PUZZLE 7. For PUZZLE 3 and PUZZLE 7, all lettered squares for one (1) “word” would need to be revealed. 

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