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KICK off the football season with our fantastic new game - and the chance to win pounds 50,000 EVERY DAY this week.

That's right, folks, pounds 50,000 every single day until Saturday, August 16, with a great new game card in your favourite newspaper.

Score A Hat Trick is the first time that Camelot, the National Lottery operator, has given permission for an official national newspaper game.

Even if you're not a soccer fan, it's a game you'll want to play.

So here's how to get on the ball - and maybe score the win of a lifetime:

Inside today's paper you'll find your Score A Hat Trick game-card.

On the right, we're printing eight codes with letters and numbers.

Study the grid on the back of your gamecard dated Tuesday, August 12.

Scratch off the square where the letters and numbers meet.

Remember - ONLY SCRATCH OFF THE eight SQUARES SHOWN ON TODAY'S GRID (RIGHT). Cards with any other squares scratched off are void.

To win, you need to scratch off and reveal three footballs from the eight marked squares.

Now scratch off the prize panel at the bottom left of the grid on your card to see what cash prize you've won.

Don't worry if you haven't won today - there's a new card for you to play in tomorrow's paper.

But make sure that you only play with a gamecard with the same date as the edition of the paper in which it appears.


If you reveal three footballs, you can make your claim within three days of the date of your card by phoning 0990 11 44 00 between 10.30am and 4pm. Please have your card with you when you claim. No responsibility can be accepted for failure to contact the claims office within the stated hours. Usual Mirror Group rules apply. Entrants must be aged 16 or over.

It's A Hat Trick

It's A Hat Trick is the great new footie scratchcard from the National Lottery.

Uncover three football symbols underneath the net with the word "Goal" and you're in the money. It's as easy as that!

Overall odds of scooping a prize are a generous 1 in 4.76.

That means that out of the 44.4 million It's A Hat Trick tickets on offer, a whopping 9.3 million will be winners.

A total prize fund of pounds 26 million will be dished out to lucky winners, with 19 of the pounds 1 cards carrying the top prize of pounds 10,000.

"We reckon It's A Hat Trick is one of our most exciting games to date," says a spokesman for Camelot, operator of the National Lottery.

"Obviously, it should appeal strongly to football fans."

National Lottery scratchcards first appeared in March 1995. Since then they have scooped pounds 2.6 billion in sales.

Of this, pounds 751 million has gone to the five good causes - charities, sport, the Millennium, arts and heritage.

Camelot cares for kids

National Lottery bosses have launched a poster campaign to remind people that is is illegal to sell scratchcards to under 16s.

They have also set up a special phone hotline so that customers can report any instances of youngsters buying tickets.

The National Lottery Line in Aintree, Liverpool, will be manned by a team of trained operators, seven days a week.

If action needs to be taken, they will alert Camelot's security team in Watford. A spokesman for Camelot said: "We are doing everything we can to eliminate the problem of underage sales.

"In cases where we have found shopkeepers selling tickets to under 16s we have suspended retailers immediately."

Joint test purchases have involved 153 visits to retailers. Only seven shopkeepers broke the law and all were suspended.

The hotline number to report underage sales is 0541 561616.

Second Shot At Goal

WIN pounds 10,000 & SOCCER SHIRTS

Here'S another chance to have a shot at the cash with our Hat Trick prize draw.

There's a massive pounds 70,000 in cash with seven top prizes of pounds 10,000 to be won, plus there are 500 footballs and 150 premiership football shirts up for grabs (just tell us which team colours you want on the coupon).

If you bought a National Lottery It's A Hat Trick ticket and were unlucky, just attach it to the bottom of your gamecard in The Mirror today (as shown in the example above) and you can enter our Second Shot At Goal draw.

Entries should be sent to:

It's a Hat Trick, The National Lottery PMS, New Market Court, Ascot Drive, Derby, DE24 8NW

and must be received by Thursday, August 21, 1997.

Bonus shot


You could be third time lucky with our Hat Trick Bonus Cash Draw.

All you have to do is check if the cash value printed in the Prize Box on the back of your Score A Hat Trick gamecard matches today's Hat Trick Bonus of pounds 2,000.

If it does, you could win pounds 250 in our prize draw.

To enter, just dial 0930 564 608 and you will hear a question.

Leave your answer plus your name, address and a daytime phone number.

Calls cost 50p per minute at all times.

The winner will be randomly selected from all the correct entries received before midnight tonight.

(Sorry not available for readers in Irish Republic).


1. Standard Mirror Games Rules apply.

2. Entrants must be resident in the UK and aged 16 or over. No employees of Camelot Group plc, Mirror Group, their agents or relatives may enter.

3. Entry to the draw is free. Entry to be made by completing the coupon on the entry form with your name and address and your Premiership shirt choice and sending it to `It's a Hat Trick', The National Lottery PMS, New Market Court, Ascot Drive, Derby DE24.

4. The name of one person only must appear on the coupon. Entrants can enter as many times as they wish.

5. Entrants are responsible for ensuring, if they attach an `It's a Hat Trick' Instants ticket to their coupon, that it is a non-winning ticket in the `It's A Hat Trick' Instants game, and the promoter can accept no responsibility or liability for paying the prize if a winning ticket is submitted in error.

6. Entries to draw must be received by Thursday, August 21, 1997.

7. Responsibility cannot be accepted for lost or mislaid entries. Damaged, defaced, illegible or photocopied entries or entries on photocopied coupons will be disqualified. No correspondence will be entered into.

7a. The draw will be made by an independent adjudicator.

8. The draw will take place on Friday, August 22, 1997.

9. The first seven entries drawn will each win pounds 10,000. The next 150 entries drawn will each win an English or Scottish Premier division football club shirt. All shirts will be large size. The next 500 entries drawn will each win a regulation football. The shirts and footballs are subject to availability; the promoter reserves the right to substitute them by other non-cash prizes of equivalent value.

10. There is no cash alternative to the non-cash prizes offered. There are no non-cash alternatives to the cash prizes.

11. Cash prizes will be paid by cheque made payable to the entry name appearing on the coupon.

12. Allow 28 days for delivery of draw prizes.

13. The winners will be notified by post on or before August 29, 1997.

14. A list of winners can be obtained by sending a request, enclosing a stamped SAE to `It's a Hat Trick' , Instants Marketing, Camelot Group PLC, Tolpits Lane, Watford, WD1 8RN after August 29, 1997.

15. Winners may be required by the promoter to take part in the promoter's publicity or advertising, whether connected with this promotion or not.

16. The free prize draw is not part of The National Lottery.

17. Promoter: Camelot Group plc, the National Lottery, Tolpits Lane, Watford, WD1 8RN. Hat Trick Bonus promoter: MGN Limited, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AP.

18. No purchase necessary. Cards can be requested by August 19th, 1997 from Score a Hat Trick Card Request, Mirror Customer Services, PO Box 7291, London, E14 5DE. One card per application.

CALL: 0930 564 608
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Copyright 1997 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

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Date:Aug 12, 1997
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