The Iowa Lottery announced a new “Ghostbusters” scratch game ticket today as the Des Moines Wizard World Comic Con was set to get underway.
Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich was dressed in a Ghostbusters uniform and made the announcement in front of fans dressed up in costumes waiting for the Des Moines event to open.
“Ghostbusters has been a big hit for years and years and years — my generation — but the new Ghostbusters is coming out this July. We’ve
teamed together with them and Wizard World Comic Con to do a promotion around a brand new lottery Ghostbusters ticket — it’s kind of our big ticket. We are going to do so many things around Iowa with Ghostbusters this summer,” Rich says.
He says the Ghostbusters ticket has Comic Con linked prizes. “You can win money and then we have our second chance drawing for all sorts of additional prizes, home theaters, a trip to Chicago for the Wizard
World Comic Con, and of course cash,” Rich says. “But the real key is all the fun things we hope to do and we plan and around the state at all the various communities– it’s going to be a fun summer.”
Rich did not elaborate on what types of things they would be doing. “We are going to be announcing some really fun events. I don’t know whether we’ll be spotting any ghosts, but we sure are going to be spotting a lot of fun as we go around the state,” according to Rich.
The Wizard World Comic Con fan convention celebrates comic books, science fiction and pop culture, and participants typically dress up as their favorite characters.