Scratch Games Make Great Holiday Gifts

DENVER – Forget the malls and the long lines. Join the thousands of shoppers each year who simplify their lives by giving Colorado Lottery tickets during the holidays.


The Lottery even has holiday-themed tickets, which can be given as thank yous, white elephant gifts or even office party door prizes: $10 $250,000 Cash Claus, $5 Stocking Stuffer, $3 Winter Wish, $2 Jack Frost and $1 Candy Cane Cash. The Lottery offers dozens of other Scratch games that include Crossword, $35 Million Cash Spectacular and Cash Bingo.


Here are the top 10 reasons Scratch tickets make great gifts:

10. Better for the environment – They’re printed on recycled paper.

9. Multi-cultural – Tickets don’t discriminate, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza or even Festivus.

8. Satisfaction – Watch the gleam in their eyes as they Scratch their tickets in anticipation. Way better than socks.

7. Less stress – Don’t waste brain cells trying to figure out what everyone wants.

6. Low cost, great reward – Tickets only cost $1, $2, $3, $5 or $10 for variety but could be worth $250,000. 

5. No wrapping required – Just put them in an envelope and voilà.

4. Light and portable – If you’re mailing or carrying them, these gifts won’t leave you breaking your back. 

3. Convenient – The ultimate last-minute gift, you can pick one up at any 2,800 Lottery retailers across the state.

2. Keeps on giving – Non-winning tickets can be entered into a second-chance drawing for a top prize.

1. Good for giving and receiving – If they win a big prize, maybe they’ll even split it with you!


So, as you’re making your list and checking it twice, consider giving the gift of Scratch to your mail carrier, newspaper person, massage therapist, co-worker, nephew, niece, neighbor, son, daughter, wife, husband or dog walker. They’re easy, convenient and fun!


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 2006, more than $125.5 million was returned to Colorado. Since the lottery started in 1983, more than $1.7 billion has been returned to the state.




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November 17, 2006
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