Vikings get in business with Minnesota state lottery

The Minnesota Vikings will become the latest NFL franchise to get into the scratch-off lotto business.

Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that an agreement between the franchise and the Minnesota State Lottery will be announced on Monday and debut Tuesday for those in the land of 10,000 lakes with money burning a hole in their pockets.

Eighteen NFL clubs got involved in the lotto business in some way last year, the first in which the league (which frowns on other aspects of gambling as we know) permitted such associations.

Per the report, the Vikings will receive $193,000 for the use of their name and logo and when sales top $9 million, the team will receive royalty payments. Top prize in the lotto game is $200,000. This lottery game is tied in no way to a potential new stadium for the Vikings, who have a lease at the Metrodome that runs through 2011.

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