LAKEWOOD RESIDENT WINS FIRST SUNDAY CASH 5 DRAWING

DENVER – The Colorado Lottery’s new Sunday Cash 5 drawing has already produced its first winner. Lakewood resident James DiSanza hit the jackpot twice in the November 22 drawing, earning a $40,000 prize.

DiSanza, who buys $10 worth of Cash 5 tickets a few times a week, picked five different sets of numbers and played each of them twice. The first set listed on his ticket proved to be the lucky digits, matching all five numbers drawn in the jackpot game. DiSanza says he plans to use the money to pay off bills and take a vacation next year to the Caribbean island Bonaire, where he lived for five years.

Launched in 1996, Cash 5 offers an overall probability of winning of 1 in 6.2. It is the only jackpot game the Lottery offers that allows players to multiply their potential winnings tenfold, by playing up to ten boards of the same numbers per drawing. Ninety-one Cash 5 jackpots were won in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009.

Cash 5 sales begin at 4:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. Sales are suspended at 7:30 p.m. daily, to accommodate the drawings, which are held at approximately 7:40 p.m. Winning numbers are posted after each drawing at www.coloradolottery.com

Proceeds from Cash 5 and the Colorado Lottery’s other games – Powerball, Lotto, and Scratch – stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. Through Great Outdoors Colorado, the Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado State Parks, the Lottery has provided more than $2 billion in funding since 1983 to build new trails, preserve open space, construct recreation centers and protect wildlife habitat.

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erika.gonzalez@lottery.state.co.us

November 23, 2009
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