SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks are one of the first NFL teams to take advantage of the league's decision to allow franchises to make deals with state lotteries.
Washington State Lottery introduced a new Seahawks scratch ticket on Tuesday. The New England Patriots also have a licensing agreement with their state lottery.
The Seahawks ticket has a top prize of $50,000. Non-winning tickets can be entered in a second-chance drawing with a prize of game tickets plus a trip to Miami worth about $12,000.
Seahawks scratch tickets will be sold at regular lottery outlets and at Qwest Field during home games. The Seahawks plan to use the money they earn to pay down debt on the stadium and the adjoining events center.
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