DENVER – Melody Gulman will be celebrating her birthday in Las Vegas this year thanks to the Colorado Lottery. Gulman, a school bus driver in Collbran, won a trip for two to Vegas to participate in The Price Is Right Experience by registering her non-winning Price is Right Scratch tickets into the game’s second-chance drawing. She was one of four winners of the trips, which take place from Nov. 12 – 15.

“I figure someone is going to win, it might as well be me,” said Gulman, who regularly enters her non-winning Scratch tickets in the Lottery’s second-chance drawings.

Susan Shultz of Aurora, Evelyn Rogers of Denver and Elaine Baker of Clifton were also chosen as winners. In addition to the trips, the foursome also won $5,000 and a chance to participate in “contestant’s row” during The Price Is Right Experience, a live version of the television show presented at Bally’s casino.

Gulman said she plans to take her adult grandson on the trip, while Baker will take her husband, who usually buys tickets for the couple. Baker estimates that the couple purchased about 60 Price is Right tickets and she registered all the non-winners in the Lottery’s second-chance drawing.  The Lottery holds about 10 second-chance drawings annually on select Scratch games. Players can enter their non-winning tickets for the second-chance drawings via the Internet. To see the current list of games that qualify for drawings, visit https://www.coloradolottery.com/index.cfm/ID/55/Second-Chance-Drawings/

Gulman isn’t a huge Price is Right fan, but she’s happy about getting away for her birthday since winter weather often forces her to celebrate at home.

“I live 15 miles up the mountain and in November there’s lots of snow at my house. It’s hard to go anywhere, so I just don’t,” said Gulman.

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Scratch, Powerball, Lotto and Cash 5 - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. Celebrating its 26th year, the Lottery has returned more than $2 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. The Lottery has contributed more than $49 million to Mesa County since 1983.


Erika Gonzalez
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October 5, 2009
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