Deal or No Deal Comes to Colorado

Deal or No Deal Comes to Colorado

Players Can Win a Trip to Hollywood and Chance to Appear on TV Show

 

DENVER – The best odds of winning $1 million in Colorado just may be by not winning a Scratch game that boasts a 1 in 4 chance of winning a prize. As part of a second-chance promotion for the latest Scratch game, Deal or No Deal, four lucky Coloradans will turn their non-winning tickets into a trip to Hollywood for the 1 in 26 chance at winning $1 million on the television game show with the same name.

 

The Colorado Lottery launched the $5 Deal or No Deal game today, and it is available at any of the Lottery’s 2,900 retailers statewide. The game offers a top prize of $100,000, and two unique second-chance drawings.

 

In the first drawing, the Lottery will draw four names for a free trip to Hollywood.  Those winners will have the chance to appear on the Deal or No Deal show.

 

In addition, four finalists will be chosen from Colorado as entrants into a nationwide drawing for $1 million dollars next September.

 

All players have to do to enter these two second-chance drawings is enter their non-winning Deal or No Deal Scratch tickets at Coloradolottery.com. One online entry is good for both contests.

 

The Scratch game from the Colorado Lottery is loosely based on the game show, with players scratching briefcase symbols related to prize amounts on the prize board. If a prize amount remains on the board after all of the briefcase amounts have been scratched, the player wins that prize. If a “No Deal” remains on the board, it is a non-winning ticket.

 

“We’re excited to offer this unique game,” said Colorado Lottery Director Peggy Gordon. “Deal or No Deal is wildly popular on television, and we think the chance to win a trip to see the show live, and possibly play with Howie Mandel and the banker will definitely interest our players.”

 

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 2007, more than $119 million was returned to Colorado. Since the lottery started in 1983, more than $1.8 billion has been returned to the state.

 

The Lottery proceeds are distributed to three primary beneficiaries: Great Outdoors Colorado, Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado State Parks. These organizations then provide grants and direct funding for parks, recreation, open space acquisition, trails, wildlife and conservation education.

 

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October 1, 2007
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