$10.8 MILLION LOTTO JACKPOT SIXTH LARGEST IN U.S.

DENVER, July 13, 2010The Colorado Lottery’s $10.8 million Lotto jackpot is the now sixth largest prize offered by any Lottery nationwide. The jackpot, which hasn’t been hit since Feb. 27, 2010, is worth $5.4 million in cash. The last time the jackpot was this big was in October 2008.

With the rising Lotto jackpot, Colorado residents now have a shot at winning three of the nation’s top 10 largest jackpots. Mega Millions is ranked No. 1, with a $52 million top prize and Powerball is second with a $20 million jackpot.

A full list of the top U.S. jackpots is included below:

Game                                       Jackpot Amount

1. Mega Millions                        $52 million

2. Powerball                              $20 million

3. Hoosier Lotto                        $19 million

4. Texas Lotto                           $16 million

5. Tri State Megabucks Plus      $11.7 million

6. Colorado Lotto                     $10.8 million

7. Oregon Megabucks              $10.6 million

8. California Super Lotto           $9 million

9. New York Lotto                    $8 million

10. Ohio Classic Lotto              $4.3 million

And Lotto isn’t the only Colorado Lottery Jackpot game on a roll. MatchPlay, which launched in February, is offering a jackpot worth $463,636. No one has won the game’s top prize since April 2nd.

The MatchPlay drawing will be held at approximately 7:40 p.m. tonight; while the Mega Millions drawing will take place at 9 p.m. Tickets for tonight’s drawing are available until 7:30 p.m.

Powerball and Lotto drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tickets for the July 14th drawings will be sold until 7:30 p.m. Winning numbers for the Lottery’s jackpot games can be found at www.coloradolottery.com or at any Colorado Lottery retail outlet.

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Lotto, Mega Millions, Powerball, MatchPlay, Cash 5 and Scratch -  stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. The Lottery has returned more than $2.2 billion to the state of Colorado since it was established in 1983. Through Great Outdoors Colorado, the Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado State Parks, the Lottery has provided funding for new trails, precious open space and wildlife protection.

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MEDIA CONTACT:               

Erika Gonzalez

PHONE 303.759.6872  | CELL 303.945.9724

erika.gonzalez@lottery.state.co.us

 

July 13, 2010
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