You guys know the feeling: That moment you have a chance to win big (or even win some unexpected cash for this weekend or your next vacation.)

That's why I play the Lottery; there's nothing like the anticipation of winning. I love grabbing a few tickets just because, and they also make great gifts for friends and family for birthdays and stocking stuffers at Christmas.

Some day, I'm going to win big and treat my wife to the honeymoon we never had!

The new Montana Lottery Summer Scratch X Multiplier intensifies that anticipation because there's multiple chances to win. The tickets are like other scratchers: Each one has a set of winning numbers and a set of player numbers. If the two match, you win!

But, these tickets also come with a chance to multiply your winnings:

  • Every $1 ticket includes a 5X multiplier
  • Every $2 ticket includes a 10X multiplier
  • Every $5 ticket includes a 20X multiplier
  • Every $10 ticket includes a 50X multiplier

I recently tried my luck right in the studio.

I didn't win this time (and you'll still be hearing me on the air every morning) but I went ahead and used the Montana Lottery Player's Club app to enter the second-chance drawings. They are hosting three for this series of games: July 27 for $10,000, Aug. 31 for $20,000 and Sept. 28 for $30,000.

Here's the official information from the Montana Lottery:

Each ticket has a Bonus Play webcode that can be found on the front of all four Multiplier Scratch tickets and are the form of entry into the drawings. After logging into the Player's Club, simply scan the Bonus Play webcode with your mobile app or manually enter them through our Player's Club page. Mailed-in entries are not accepted. Each drawing is held separately. Entries for one drawing are not valid for any other drawing (meaning they don’t carry over into subsequent drawings).

How easy is that? Ready to try your chances? Go ahead and pick up a few tickets today. Like summer, it's only here for a limited time.