$20,000 Lottery Giveaway at State Fair; Second-chance drawing lures tickets galore

DENVER – Thousands of Colorado Lottery players are hoping to turn one unlucky ticket into a lucky one. During the 2006 Colorado State Fair, Aug. 25 – Sept. 4, players can enter non-winning tickets into second-chance drawings for more than $20,000 in prizes.


All tickets entered between June 19 and mid-August have been placed in a clear 10-feet-wide by 7-feet-high trailer on the fairgrounds. The Lottery received such an overwhelming response from early entries that the trailer is already two-feet deep with tickets for the drawing.


“Usually the entry trailer is empty at the beginning of the Fair, and we fill it gradually throughout the event,” said Peggy Gordon, director of the Colorado Lottery. “To already have this many tickets is a nice surprise.”


The deadline to enter the Lottery’s State Fair drawing is noon on Sept. 4, 2006. Any non-winning ticket is eligible and must be dropped off at the State Fair. The contact information on the back of each ticket must be completed before entering it.


Throughout the Fair, Lottery officials will hold a daily drawing for 300 $1 Scratch tickets. The grand prize drawing on the last day of the Fair will begin at 1 p.m. The grand prize is $20,000. Second prize is 60 $10 Scratch tickets, and third prize is 300 $1 Scratch tickets.


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 $1.7 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.


Visit www.coloradolottery.com for additional details.


August 25, 2006
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