New twist to lottery scam
Includes video report
Authorities in Colorado are seeing a new twist to the lottery scam that has been going on for years.
The typical scam involves a call or email saying you've won a lot of money, but you have to pay taxes and fees up front before you can claim the money.
In the new version, there is a second caller who claims to be with the FBI or some other law enforcement agency.
The alleged law enforcement officer claims the victim really did win a lot of money, and says the fi ...
Apr 21, 2014, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum
Colorado moves to forbid online lottery sales
The Colorado House gave initial approval to prohibiting the sale of lottery tickets online.
The bill would forbid the Colorado Lottery Commission from approving such sales, and only in-person sales at licensed stores would be allowed. Lawmakers voted yes on the measure Monday with an unrecorded voice vote, setting up a final vote this week to refer the bill to the Senate.
Loveland Republican Rep. Brian DelGrosso, the sponsor of the bill, says it's a way to curb underage gambling.
Feb 24, 2014, 5:53 pm - Lottery News forum
Colorado Lottery chief to leave at year's end
Colorado Lottery Director Abel Tapia will retire at the end of the year.
The Puebloan and former state representative and senator, was appointed lottery chief in July 2010.
Tapia said Thursday he has been weighing retirement for a year and had planned to lead the lottery for three to four years.
It turns out it's about 3 years and in the lottery, (that's) a lifetime, Tapia said. Directors usually have an 18-month average on the job because it's high-profile and high-demand, so I'm very ...
Jul 26, 2013, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum
State auditor should examine Colorado Lottery, says lawmaker
A state senator Monday called for the state auditor to examine the Colorado Lottery's grossly unacceptable performance and systemic pattern of distracted management.
Sen. Steve King, vice chairman of the legislative audit committee, also said he plans to file a bill taking lottery oversight and management away from the state revenue department.
I want to do all the research and see what other states are doing, but I think I will find an independent commission is in the best interests of ...
Jul 23, 2013, 4:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Colorado Lottery ends MatchPlay game
By Todd Northrop
The Colorado Lottery conducted its final MatchPlay drawing Friday, capping a two-year run for the jackpot game.
The $2 game, which launched in February, 2010, was originally designed to be on the market for approximately 18-24 months. In a statement issued earlier this month, the Lottery is said to be reviewing different game options to offer players in the near future.
We want to offer a product mix that is fresh and entertaining, said Abel Tapia, director of the Colo ...
Jun 30, 2012, 5:57 am - Lottery News forum
Colorado Lottery holds first of four bonus raffle drawings
By Todd Northrop
The Colorado Lottery's first bonus drawing for its newest $20 raffle game, Bonus Millionaire Raffle, was held Sunday.
Ten random raffle ticket numbers were randomly selected from all of the raffle ticket numbers sold before Sunday, with each number drawn worth $2,000.
The winning numbers for the bonus draw are displayed at Lottery Post's Colorado Lottery Results page. All future bonus draws plus the main draw will also be published on that page following each drawing.
May 2, 2011, 2:37 pm - Lottery News forum
Colorado newspaper prints wrong lottery results; couple thought they won
It pays to doublecheck those lottery numbers if you want to avoid heartache.
A couple from Pueblo, Colo., found that out after they checked their tickets' numbers in the local newspaper. At first, Jim and Dorothy Sprague say, they experienced a lot of joy on Sunday morning when they looked in the Pueblo Chieftain to find that their numbers were winners.
I woke up and found out we were millionaires, Jim Sprague told NBC station KOAA.
In his excitement, Sprague called his children to tel ...
Apr 12, 2011, 9:53 pm - Lottery News forum
Colorado Lottery raffle drawing is state's first
By Todd Northrop
The Colorado Lottery held its first-ever raffle drawing today, creating two millionaires and several more happy, lucky lottery winners.
The winning numbers for Colorado Millionaire Raffle can be found on Lottery Post's Colorado Lottery Results page.
Millionaire Raffle is a raffle-style game offered by the Colorado Lottery, with a limited number of $20 tickets.
With only 280,000 tickets sold for the raffle, Millionaire Raffle offers the best odds to win $1 million of ...
Jan 1, 2011, 4:40 pm - Lottery News forum
Colorado Lottery starts Mega Millions sales Sunday
The Colorado Lottery will begin selling Mega Millions tickets Sun., May 16, giving Colorado residents two more chances every week to score big jackpots.
Colorado will become the 42nd locality nationwide to offer tickets for the popular multi-state jackpot game. The United States' other mega jackpot game, Powerball, is also offered by the Lottery.
We're thrilled to give our players the opportunity to win another large jackpot, said Colorado Lottery Acting Director Tom Kitts. We believe Meg ...
May 11, 2010, 7:34 am - Lottery News forum
Colorado Lottery awards first MatchPlay jackpot
Denver resident Mark Reneau's luck is beginning to change. First, the project manager got called back to work last week after being laid off last May. Then he matched all six numbers in last Friday's MatchPlay drawing, winning the game's $206,584 top prize and becoming the game's first jackpot winner.
This is huge! said Reneau of his win. I've been so strapped for the past year almost. This catches me up. I can relax a little bit.
When Reneau checked his numbers online Friday night, he c ...
Mar 26, 2010, 8:38 am - Lottery News forum