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.



Duane Elbrader


Colorado Springs

Clark Lorimor


Colorado Springs

Rich Horner


Colorado Springs

Sheri King



Rebecca Burger



Duane Kincaid



Amber Caress-Hettinger


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.



February 21, 2007
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