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February 04, 2015

Finally! A Monopoly game with real money

French version of game will come with real euros

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Play Monopoly with real money Michel Euler/AP

Monopoly is celebrating its 80th year in France by slipping cash into 80 boxes of the game.

Not doing so hot with the Pennsylvania or New Jersey state lotteries? Maybe it's time to play a game of Monopoly. 

To celebrate its 80th anniversary in France, Hasbro is replacing its iconic game money and stuffing 80 Monopoly sets with real cash -- euros in this case.

According to Agence France-Presse:

Only one set will land the major jackpot, in which every game note is replaced by real money - for a total windfall of 20,580 euros ($23,268).

Hasbro is marking 30,000 of the 500,000 Monopoly sets it sells annually in France with a sticker indicating they might contain the real money.