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What does the code "FZM" mean on a scratch-off ticket in New York State?

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In the New York scratch-off game, FZM means $25. In retail locations statewide, a ticket checker allows players to check winnings before turning in a signed ticket for payment.

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The New York Lottery made $8.9 billion in net revenue in 2013 and gave out $4.2 billion in prizes. Instant games, such as scratch-off, made up $3.7 billion of these sales, while the New York Power Ball sold only $468 million. After the deduction of costs, the New York Lottery earned $3.04 billion for New York education system. Since its founding in 1967, the New York Lottery has collected $48.43 billion for education.

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