LOTTERY PROVIDES SECOND CHANCE TO WIN AT STATE FAIR

PUEBLO – The Lottery is partnering with Loaf ‘N Jug to give visitors to the Colorado State Fair the chance to walk away with more than cotton candy and carnival prizes. This year, fair-goers can submit non-winning Lottery tickets in drawings to win everything from free Scratch tickets to a new Dodge Challenger SE.

Any non-winning Lotto, Cash 5, MatchPlay, Mega Millions or Powerball ticket sold for drawings between Sept. 7, 2009 and Sept. 5, 2010, is eligible for the State Fair drawings. Any Scratch ticket sold between Sept. 7, 2009 and Sept. 6, 2010 is also eligible.

“We are proud to team with Loaf ‘N Jug to provide Fair visitors with a second chance to win,” said Colorado Lottery Acting Director Tom Kitts. “The opportunity to turn non-winning tickets into potentially big winners really strikes a chord with our players.”

To enter the State Fair drawing, players can submit tickets during the following dates at these locations:
• July 19 – August 20 (until 11:59 p.m.): Colorado Loaf ‘N Jug stores
• July 19 – August 20 (until 4:45 p.m.): Colorado Lottery Claims Offices
• August 27 – September 5 (until 7 p.m.) and September 6, until 2 p.m.:  The Colorado Lottery/Loaf ‘N Jug Building on the state fairgrounds.

Lottery officials will award $300 worth of $1 Scratch tickets to one lucky player daily, for the duration of the Fair, August 27 through September 6. On Labor Day, one grand prize winner will receive a new Dodge Challenger SE plus $2,000 in cash. A second-place winner will walk off with $3,000, while the third-place prize is $1,000. For more information, visit www.coloradolottery.com.

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Powerball, Lotto, Mega Millions, MatchPlay Cash 5 and Scratch - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. Celebrating its 27th year, the Lottery has returned more than $2.2 billion to the state of Colorado since its creation. 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. Pueblo County has received more than $38.5  million in proceeds since the Lottery’s inception, supporting sports facilities, parks, playgrounds and a variety of other projects.

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Erika Gonzalez
PHONE 303.759.6872  | CELL 303.945.9724
erika.gonzalez@lottery.state.co.us

 

July 19, 2010
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