While the upcoming football season may have a different look than previous years, the same great partnership between the Texas Lottery and the Dallas Cowboys is being renewed for a 12th consecutive year.

To kick it off, the organizations are once again collaborating on the launch of the popular Cowboys scratch ticket game and promotional second-chance drawings. The newest version of the $5 game will be available at all Texas Lottery retailers where scratch ticket games are sold, beginning Monday, Aug. 17, according to a press release. This year’s Cowboys scratch ticket offers more than $30.2 million in total cash prizes, including five top prizes of $100,000 and more than 4,700 non-cash second-chance prizes. Overall odds of winning an instant-win cash prize are one in 3.82, including break-even prizes.

“We are excited to team up with the Dallas Cowboys to generate funding for public education through the launch of the new Cowboys scratch ticket game,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.

Since the first Cowboys scratch ticket launched in 2009, the Cowboys-themed games have generated more than $371 million in sales, with $76.2 million of that total being transferred to the Foundation School Fund, which supports Texas education. During that time, more than $258 million in prizes from the game has been awarded to winners and more than $18.5 million in commissions has been transferred to retailers around the state.

“We are proud to partner with the Texas Lottery to support Texas education through our new co-branded Cowboys scratch ticket,” said Dallas Cowboys Owner/President/General Manager Jerry Jones. “This endeavor also enables us to reach Cowboys fans across the state by offering them a chance to join us in exclusive experiences. That’s something that is truly special about this partnership.”

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