Scratchers© Game Night

Add a little play to your adult game night with Scratchers®! Scratchers are the perfect game to play in any group, big or small. Whether you enjoy a Scratchers game night with friends or give out Scratchers as prizes, the possibilities of winning are endless! Check out our game suggestions to ensure your game night is full of PLAY! Don't forget, California Lottery Scratchers® are for players aged 18 and over.

Let's Get Started:

1. Make sure your group takes the “What’s Your Perfect Play?” Scratchers Quiz to find your favorite ways to play!
2. Get your Scratchers at a local California Lottery Retailer!

Here are some of our favorite ways to group play with Scratchers:



Scratchers Swap is a strategic and exciting game for your next adults-only game night! Be the player who ends the game with your favorite Scratchers to win!

1. Get a large bowl and place it at the center of your game play space.

2. Have each player place one Scratchers of their choice in the bowl.

3. Once all players have placed their Scratchers in the bowl, each players must close their eyes and pull one from the bowl. No peeking!

4. Once every player has chosen the Scratchers, the Scratchers Swap begins!

5. Player turns are made in alphabetical order by first name. The player whose name starts with the letter closest to the beginning of the alphabet gets to choose who to swap with first. Sorry to all the Zacks out there!

Note: You can't swap back with the player who just swapped from you!

6. Keep the game going until all players have had a chance to choose their Scratchers Swap twice.

7. Once all players have chosen twice, this round has ended, and it is time to get scratchin' to unveil your prize!

Tip: Want to keep the fun flowing? Bring 2 to 4 Scratchers each to game night and start the game all over again!

Scratchers Scramble


Scratchers Scramble is a game to get you on your feet! This fast-paced and entertaining game is fun for groups of any size. Be the last person standing in this winner-take-all game!

1. Gather your group (remember - players aged 18 and over!), and arrange yourselves around a table and have a seat. Select one player as the monitor who will sit out for this round. 

2. Once you select your monitor, ensure they have a phone or music player ready to play some jams! 

3. Take the Scratchers game of your team's choice and leave one at every spot at the table, leaving one spot empty without a Scratchers game.

4. The monitor will begin to the start the music.

5. When the music starts, each player will scratch off one space on the Scratchers and walk to the next spot at the table on their left while the music is playing.

6. When the music stops, all players must stop where they are at. If a player is at the spot without the Scratchers game, they're outta here!

7. Once a Scratchers has all spots scratched, it is removed from the table and the spot is now empty.

8. Players continue to play steps 4 and 5 until one player is remaining and has won the game!

9. The remaining player takes home all the prizes won on the Scratchers that were played during this round. Woo hoo!

Tip: Hey, the monitor wants a chance to play, too! If you want to keep the jams and fun going, bring 2-4 extra Scratchers per player and start again - we recommend multiple different Scratchers for variety! 

1. Grab your favorite soda or bubbly water to get you prepared for a night of GAMES!
2. Pick up your favorite snacks but be sure to check out the do’s and don’ts of game night snacking:

    • Ditch greasy and sticky foods to be sure your gaming area is free of mess.
    • Use toothpicks when you can do so.
    • Keep napkins and wipes close by to clean your hands throughout the game.
    • Don’t eat while you play!