Lottery Launches Largest Scratch Game; Treasure Hunt For Non-Winning Tickets
DENVER – Thirty-five million dollars in cash prizes. All in one new game. On May 8, the Colorado Lottery is launching Cash Spectacular, the biggest Scratch game in the Lottery’s history.
This new $10 Scratch game has nine top prizes of $500,000: eight instant prizes and one prize through a second-chance drawing of non-winning tickets. Other prizes range from $10 to $100,000.
“Introducing Cash Spectacular is a milestone for us because this game will award more than $35 million, the most prize money of any Scratch game in our history,” said Peggy Gordon, director of the Colorado Lottery.
In partnership with Colorado State Parks, the Lottery is also offering prizes for non-winning tickets through an on-line treasure hunt that tests participants’ knowledge of Colorado State Parks. The grand prize is a seven-night stay in a State Parks cabin and will be drawn on June 21, 2006. Players can also enter weekly drawings through June 14, 2006 for an annual State Parks pass. Visit www.coloradolottery.com for additional details.
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. Since the lottery started in 1983, more than $1.6 billion has been returned to the state through the Lottery’s primary proceeds recipients. These organizations provide grants and direct funding for parks, recreation, open space acquisition, trails, wildlife and conservation education.