Colorado Lottery Gives Players Chance to Play Real "Deal"
The quartet (along with three guests each) won airfare to Los Angeles, four-night's accommodations, admission to a Southern California attraction and a visit to the Deal or No Deal studio, where they will select suitcases filled with anywhere from $5,000 to $25,000. If the winners select a briefcase with the word "contestant" inside, they'll be invited on stage to play with host Howie Mandel.
Hughes, a big fan of the show, was thrilled to find out she'd won a trip to see the game in person.
"I screamed for three days straight," said Hughes, who plans to take her three children with her to
The entries submitted by Hughes, Pacheco, Melendez and Chase were chosen from more than 174,000 drawing entries. Entrants whose names didn't get picked for the trip, still have a shot at winning $1 million in a second, Deal or No Deal drawing. All non-winning entries received from October 1, 2007 to August 27, 2008 will be included in the drawing, slated for September 3, 2008. Four preliminary winners from that drawing will be selected to participate in a multi-state drawing for $1 million scheduled for September 17.
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