Denver Resident Wins Top Prize With Second-Chance Scratch Ticket

DENVER - One non-winning ticket became the lucky one for Susan Moon of Denver. She won $50,000 in the Colorado Lottery’s second-chance drawing for the $5 Super Crossword Scratch game.

A self-described word person and Scrabble player, Moon said naturally one of her favorite Scratch games is Crossword. She learned this month that her ticket was selected from 13,573 entries to win the last top prize available in the game. With her unexpected windfall, her advice to other players is not to throw those non-winning tickets away because ‘you never know if it’ll be a winner.’

The Colorado Lottery offers more than a dozen second-chance drawings each year on select Scratch games. Players can enter the second-chance drawings by mail or via the Internet. To see the current list of eligible drawings, visit the Web at www.coloradolottery.com/games/scratch/secondchance <http://www.coloradolottery.com/games/scratch/secondchance>. Second-chance winners of top prizes are drawn 60 days after the game ends.

In Denver County, more than $100 million in Lottery proceeds have helped to improve community facilities, local parks and nature trails such as the South Platte River Corridor, Denver Botanic Gardens and Teaching Barn at the Urban Farm in Stapleton.

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games - Scratch, Lotto, Powerball and Cash 5 - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. In fiscal year 2005, more than $103.7 million was returned to Colorado. Since the lottery started in 1983, more than $1.6 billion has been returned to the state.

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April 13, 2006
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