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Arizona Lottery to feature local artist’s designs on tickets for first time

Three designs created by Emily Costello will be featured on Arizona Lottery scratch tickets starting in August (Photos courtesy OH Partners).

PHOENIX — One Arizona native didn’t win any money after taking the top spot in a contest, but in a way, she hit the jackpot.

Emily Costello will have her three art designs featured on $2 scratch tickets that will be sold in nearly 3,000 Arizona Lottery retailers throughout the state, according to OH Partners, who works with Arizona Lottery.

This marks the first time in Arizona Lottery’s 36-year history it will showcase a local artist on an instant scratch ticket.

Earlier this year, Arizona Lottery held an open artwork submission for artists to submit their works for a “Dia de los Muertos” theme. Costello won the contest, and her three designs commemorating the traditions and festivities of the “Day of the Dead” will debut in August.

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