Press Room


OLYMPIA (June 26 2013): Washington's Lottery today announced a new promotion that will allow Washington state pet lovers to submit photos of their own furry friends to appear on a new Scratch ticket. The "Cats vs. Dogs" Scratch contest launches on Monday, July 1, and the winning six photos — chosen by popular vote — will be printed on $2 Scratch games available for purchase later this year.

What doting pet parent wouldn’t want their furry friend on a Scratch ticket for all of Washington to see? And, for those who don’t have a pet? No problem, anyone 18 and over can cast a vote to have their say on the winning photos. Voting for Washington's favorite felines and Fidos will happen at between July 29 and August 4. "We have some really creative fans, and we can't wait to see what they come up with," explained Randy Warick, Assistant Marketing Director for Washington's Lottery. "This contest is a way for Lottery players and their pets to stretch their imaginations and receive recognition in a big way!"

It's easy to participate – anyone who is 18 years or older can upload a personal photo of their cat or dog photo to Whether you've snapped a photo of your pup waterskiing or commissioned a portrait of your cat dressed as the Space Needle, fans can submit any photo they think would make a great Scratch ticket.

Submitted photos that meet the set contest requirements will be posted on the Cats vs. Dogs site for the public to vote on their favorites. Entries will be accepted through July 28, with voting continuing until August 4. The six photos (three cats and three dogs) that receive the most votes will be brought to life as Scratch ticket photo subjects in late 2013.

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WASHINGTON'S LOTTERY: Since 1982, Washington's Lottery has generated more than $3 billion to support important state programs including the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account. Money in the Pathways Account goes toward helping students achieve their higher education dreams and supports early childhood education learning programs. The state's Lottery offers consumers several types of games: Mega Millions, Powerball, Lotto, Hit 5, Match 4, Daily Game, Daily Keno and Scratch. For more information, visit or join our online community on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @walottery.

Jennifer Carroll
(Curator on behalf of Washington's Lottery)
Office: (206) 454-3703
Cell: (206) 226-5237

Arlen Harris
(Communications, Washington’s Lottery)
Office: (360) 664-4808
Cell: (360) 391-1232