Colorado Lottery Introduces ‘Decade of Dollars’ Scratch Game

DENVER – If you are like most people, you’ve been at your job for approximately three years. If you win the top prize in Colorado Lottery’s newest Scratch game, Decade of Dollars, you could receive $50,000 a year for 10 years, that’s seven years longer than the average person stays in a job, and quite a nice yearly bonus.


The $10 Decade of Dollars tickets will be available to play on December 27, 2005. There will be 1,320,000 tickets printed which can be purchased at all Lottery retailers that sell Scratch tickets. One person will win an instant prize of $50,000 a year for 10 years. Players can also send in their non-winning ticket for the chance to win $50,000 a year for 10 years as part of the second-chance drawing. The second-chance drawing is a mail-in promotion. Simply send your non-winning ticket to “Decade of Dollars Drawing,” P.O. Box 18017, Pueblo, CO  81008-0317. Details are printed on the back of the ticket. Your chances of winning that drawing depend on how many entries are mailed in.


The overall odds of winning are 2.81. The game will give away more than $9.6 million in prizes. Scratch tickets offer one of the Colorado Lottery’s best chances to win. Typically, the Lottery returns approximately 65.3 percent of Scratch sales to players in the form of prizes. Decade of Dollars will return approximately 73 percent of sales in prizes.


Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Scratch, Lotto, Powerball, and Cash 5 – stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. In Fiscal Year 2005, more than $103.7 million was returned to Colorado. Since the lottery started in 1983, more than $1.6 billion has been returned to the state.



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December 19, 2005
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