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Colorado Lottery raffle drawing is state's first

Colorado LotteryColorado Lottery: 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 any Colorado Lottery game.

The last ticket in the Millionaire Raffle game by the The Colorado Lottery was sold Thursday, Dec. 30 at approximately 1:45 p.m.

At a media conference this morning after the 9:30 a.m. drawing, Colorado Lottery Director, Abel Tapia, announced the top winning Raffle ticket numbers — two $1,000,000 tickets, three $100,000 tickets, and four $10,000 tickets.

An additional 500 players will be awarded $1,000.

All winning tickets must be claimed at one of the four Lottery Claims Centers in Pueblo, Denver, Grand Junction or Ft. Collins. The lowest winning level is $1,000 therefore no tickets can be validated until Monday, Jan. 3, when Lottery offices open at 8:00 a.m.

Winning numbers will not be available at retailer terminals until 8:00 a.m. Sunday.

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Posted: January 1, 2011, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

Congrats to the winners, 500 one thousand dollar winners, that is nice.

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    Posted: January 1, 2011, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

    Yes the best odds - once you buy a ticket for $20. You could have 1 in 1 odds to win $1M in PowerBall by buying all of the possible combinations of the first 5 numbers with PowerPlay at $2 each. Point being, which is better, $20 for the Raffle ticket or $20 in PowerBall or some other game where at least you can pick numbers? The interesting thing about these Raffle games is they are serialized; the time you get to the counter and ask for the ticket and they push the button on the terminal, determines who a winner is. Location doesn't matter; a person in one town bending down to tie their shoe (or, not doing so) can allow someone 100 miles away to get in first (or second) and end up with the winning (or losing) ticket instead. If your last digit(s) are very close to a winner then this is what happened to YOU.

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      Posted: January 1, 2011, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

      Odds of winning 1 million was 1/140,000. What a great game. I would like to see the state do this or something like it a lot more frequently. Even though it's a higher ticket price, I like the odds better than the regular lottery drawings and the chance of winning a decent sized prize is far better. Best game yet.

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        Posted: January 1, 2011, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

        Yes the best odds - once you buy a ticket for $20. You could have 1 in 1 odds to win $1M in PowerBall by buying all of the possible combinations of the first 5 numbers with PowerPlay at $2 each. Point being, which is better, $20 for the Raffle ticket or $20 in PowerBall or some other game where at least you can pick numbers? The interesting thing about these Raffle games is they are serialized; the time you get to the counter and ask for the ticket and they push the button on the terminal, determines who a winner is. Location doesn't matter; a person in one town bending down to tie their shoe (or, not doing so) can allow someone 100 miles away to get in first (or second) and end up with the winning (or losing) ticket instead. If your last digit(s) are very close to a winner then this is what happened to YOU.

        I think raffles are awesome, and I would always buy one or more if my state offered them.  Not to say Powerball isn't also a great game, but they are different animals completely, and I don't think the comparison fits.

        Raffles are a way to play for big money only.  Powerball has the small prizes that frankly I'd rather have eliminated.  Doing so would increase the other prizes more.

         

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          Posted: January 3, 2011, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

          Congratulations to the winners...I'm gonna be a winner also Tuesday night!

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