$4.58 MILLION LOTTO JACKPOT TO EXPIRE

DENVER – And the countdown begins…someone in Colorado could be a millionaire but may not know it. One ticket bought in Arvada for the June 8, 2005 Colorado Lotto game matched all six numbers to win $4.58 million, but no one has stepped forward to claim the jackpot. They have until December 5 to claim the prize. If you have an old Lotto ticket from June 8 sitting under a pile of papers or in the glovebox of your car, you might want to dust it off and take it to a claims office to see if it’s a winner. The winning numbers are: 2- 6- 7- 9- 20- 21.

Winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize before it expires. If the prize remains unclaimed, the Colorado Lottery will apply the cash value of the $4.58 million to the bottom line for distribution to proceeds recipients. Since 1989, more than $30 million in Lotto jackpots have gone unclaimed, including $7.5 million in 2003 and two $2 million prizes in 2004.

The Colorado Lottery encourages people who win big prizes to proceed carefully and talk to a financial advisor before coming forward.

Proceeds from the sale of Lotto tickets in Colorado are returned to residents in the form of parks, recreation, wildlife and open space projects. In Fiscal Year 2005, more than  $103 million was returned to proceeds recipients from the sales of all Lottery products, including Powerball, Cash 5, Lotto and Scratch tickets. In addition, more than $249 million was awarded to game winners.

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November 23, 2005
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