Denver Resident Wins $250,000 in Second-Chance Drawing
DENVER – James Perkins is one lucky loser. The Denver resident turned a $10 losing Rooster Riches Scratch ticket into a $250,000 winner by entering the game’s second chance drawing. Perkins was one of thousands who mailed in non-winning tickets for a shot at the $250,000 drawing prize. The landscaper received a message at work about winning the drawing.
"I didn’t believe it!" said an astonished Perkins, who won $21,000 on the Scratch game 7-11-21 almost exactly a year ago.
A regular player of Lottery games, Perkins has also won $1,800 on Cash 5. He plans to use his windfall for a down payment on a home. He may also purchase a computer, so he can register for the Lottery’s second-chance drawings online. The Lottery is moving to an online-only entry system for its second-chance drawings.
The Colorado Lottery holds about 10 second-chance drawings annually on select Scratch games. To see the current list of games that qualify for drawings, visit https://www.coloradolottery.com/games/scratch/secondchance/index.cfm?location=29.
Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Scratch, Lotto, Cash 5, and Powerball - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. Now celebrating its 25th year, the Lottery has returned more than $1.9 billion to the state of Colorado since its creation. Through Great Outdoors Colorado, the Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado State Parks, the lottery has provided funding for new trails, precious open space and wildlife protection. Pueblo County has received more than $35 million in proceeds since the Lottery’s inception, supporting sports facilities, parks, playgrounds and a variety of other projects.
April 15, 2008