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Colorado Lottery launches new jackpot game next week
The Colorado Lottery will launch its first new Jackpot game in nine years next week. Called MatchPlay, the game will offer a rolling, $100,000 jackpot and more ways to win than the Lottery's current Jackpot games. Drawings for MatchPlay will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays at approximately 7:40 p.m.. The first tickets for the game will be sold on Sun., Feb. 21, and the first drawing will be held on Tue., Feb. 23. MatchPlay is a fresh, new game that will provide our players with fun fea
Feb 17, 2010, 12:11 pm - Lottery News

New Colorado Lottery scratch game offers 'best chance of winning ever'
The Colorado Lottery has launched a new $20 Scratch game that provides players with the best odds of winning ever offered by the Lottery. The overall probability of winning any prize in the new $18 Million Money Machine is 1 in 2.7 better than any other Lottery game offered in the state. As its name suggests, $18 Million Money Machine is packed with $18 million in prizes, including 15, $50,000 top prizes. For $20, our players will be getting a pretty good shot at winning, said Colorado
Aug 10, 2009, 5:58 pm - Lottery News

Colo. Lottery apologizes for $100 e-mail
You did not NOT win $100. Go back to jail. Luxury Tax (Pay $100). For people who subscribe to the Colorado Lottery's MyLottery online site, Tuesday was like a bad roll of Monopoly dice. On Tuesday, the Colorado Lottery sent out 3,700 e-mails to MyLottery subscribers telling them they had won $100. Thank you for taking the time and providing us with your feedback on potential drawing games, the e-mail read. Your opinions are important to us. Congratulations! You are a winner. You h
Jun 13, 2009, 8:19 am - Lottery News

Colorado Lottery reviewing partnership with Mega Millions
The Colorado Lottery, along with other members of the Multi State Lottery Association (MUSL), is reviewing the option of selling tickets for the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game. Started in 1996 as the Big Game, Mega Millions has a starting jackpot of $12 million and other prizes ranging from $2 to $250,000. The game would supplement, rather than replace Powerball (operated through MUSL), the mega jackpot game currently offered in Colorado. In these tough economic times, lotteries n
Apr 17, 2009, 12:09 am - Lottery News

Colorado Lottery investigates 21-time prize winner
Is it unfair to investigate a player just because he plays a lot? The Colorado Lottery launched an investigation into a repeat winner and his self-described system for winning the Cash Five jackpot again and again. The real reason Tadeusz Krupa wins so often may have nothing to do with luck, skill or cheating. He may just play... a lot. Krupa splits his time between two modest homes. One houses his ex-wife and children in Brighton. The other is also the office for T D Polish Imports Exp
Jan 8, 2009, 1:48 am - Lottery News

Lottery practices sound, Ariz. officials say
Despite a Valley lawyer's filing class-action lawsuits against various state lotteries, including Colorado and Indiana, alleging deceptive practices regarding Scratchers tickets, the Arizona Lottery appears to be in the clear. Although these lawsuits against state lotteries are popping up throughout the country one of the most recent was filed by a business professor in Virginia Arizona Lottery representatives say a suit against them would fail because they believe they have sound policie
Jul 23, 2008, 9:39 am - Lottery News

Lottery scratch games still being sold after jackpots are gone
Feeling lucky today? Then don't buy a $20 scratch-off ticket for the New Jersey Lottery's $1,000,000 Explosion game. Your chances of winning the $1 million top prize are Z-E-R-O. The six top prizes were awarded months ago, but the $20 tickets are still on sale. The best prize available today is $10,000. State lotteries are coming under renewed criticism for selling scratch-off tickets after the top prizes have been given away. The latest challenge comes from a professor who says
Jun 30, 2008, 1:22 pm - Lottery News

The smell of money: Scented lottery tickets unveiled in Colorado
Your trash can might enjoy the new game from the state lottery more than your wallet. The Colorado Lottery unveiled its first scented scratch game today, the latest in a marketing strategy for gaming more reliant on gimmicks than payouts. In May, there was Pac-Man. Now there will be coffee, chocolate and bouquet scented tickets. But will patrons care how their ticket smells? Erika Gonzalez, spokeswoman for the Colorado Lottery, thinks people will bite, especially women. With scra
Jun 16, 2008, 3:08 pm - Lottery News

Colorado Lottery director to retire
After 4 years on the job, Margaret Peggy Gordon is retiring as director of the Colorado Lottery. Gordon, who formally made the announcement on Tuesday, said her final day on the job will be June 30, the last day of the state's fiscal year. When she gets up on July 1, the first thing she plans to do is buy a Lottery ticket, which she's barred from doing as an employee. The average length of stay for a Lottery director is 18 months, and I'm at 4 years, so I think that's pretty good, s
Apr 23, 2008, 1:15 pm - Lottery News

Praying mom wins $9 million lottery jackpot
Gloria Aguda was on the verge of losing her home to foreclosure and couldn't afford a trip to the doctor. Depressed, the 50-year-old Fountain resident prayed for help. Last week those prayers were answered when she matched all six numbers in the Colorado Lotto drawing for a $9 million jackpot. My heart was pounding so bad, said Aguda, a single mother of two adult sons who has worked two jobs to support her family. The family struggled to make ends meet as Aguda also studied to become a
Nov 27, 2007, 12:12 pm - Lottery News

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