Popular Vote Picks Lucky Cats for Lottery Scratch Tickets

DENVER – The votes have been tallied, and the public has chosen their eight favorite Colorado felines. The winners will grace the front of the Cat Scratch Fever Scratch ticket, which the Colorado Lottery will introduce in April.

 

The winners, hometowns and their families are listed below.

Fred

Palisade

Duane Elbrader

Frisco

Colorado Springs

Clark Lorimor

LindaCat

Colorado Springs

Rich Horner

Stormy

Colorado Springs

Sheri King

Ben

Lakewood

Rebecca Burger

Carrie

Fountain

Duane Kincaid

Figaro

Ault

Amber Caress-Hettinger

Cobra

Colorado Springs

Noel DeLuna

 

“With nearly 7,500 votes, the response was simply amazing,” said Peggy Gordon, director of the Colorado Lottery. “We’re pleased so many people voted because it would have been too difficult for us to pick our favorites from such a lovable group of cats.”

 

The top vote getters won a year's supply of cat food, valued at $200, and the cats’ families will receive $300 in Scratch tickets.

 

In December, the Lottery began the Cat Scratch Fever promotion by requesting photos of Colorado cats online. After receiving 2,347 entries, 30 finalists were selected, and the public had until February 19 to vote at www.yourkittyhere.com for their favorites. Each of the 30 finalists will receive $10 in Cat Scratch Fever Scratch tickets when the game is available.

 

For additional information on the contest, visit www.coloradolottery.com.

 

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 2006, more than $120 million was returned to Colorado. Since the lottery started in 1983, more than $1.8 billion has been returned to the state.

 

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February 21, 2007
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