The holidays are just around the corner!  Have you finished your shopping?  Here's an idea, scratch-offs take the anticipation of a "surprise" to the next level by allowing you to share in the excitement as your friends and family scratch their gift. No wonder they make such popular holiday presents!

"Holiday scratch-offs are an inexpensive way to spread fun and cheer for last-minute gift giving, as lively party favors, as stocking stuffers, for gift exchanges and more," explained Vice President of Sales Dianne Brandon.

Plus, the assortment of holiday designs, play-styles and prices make it easy to find a game for anyone on your list, from you best friend to your boss or the mail delivery person. Give 'em all a reason to smile.

Here's the holiday game line-up for 2006:

With a top prize of $100,000 and 15 chances to win on each ticket, the $5 game, Jingle Bucks, could make you the hit of this holiday season!

The $2 game, Holiday Shopping Spree, features colorfully wrapped packages which are also the focal point of our 30-second TV commercial that starts airing Dec. 4. The game features a top prize of $15,000 and 10 chances to win.

Or give someone the gift of snow rolled up by stacks of "dough" with the other $2 game, Roll Me The Money, with a top prize of $12,000 and over 100,000 doubled and tripled prizes. 

While all four of the new games make great gifts, the $1 game Happy Holidays is unique in that it doubles as a gift tag with 12 different designs. They're less expensive than greeting cards and lots more fun - with a top prize of $250.

A novel gift for anyone on your list, the Lottery's four winter holiday-themed tickets are on sale now.