Lotto Game Giving Colorado Players A Reason to Get In On the Action!

Lotto Game Giving Colorado Players A Reason to Get In On the Action!

Denver, CO, January 27th, 2011 – Colorado has yet to hit a winner on the ever-growing Lotto game jackpot. No one won Wednesday night’s $10.2 million jackpot, the game’s top prize has now grown to $10.5 million for Saturday night’s drawing with a cash value of $5.25 million.

The last time the Lotto game reached $10 million was July 7, 2010, the jackpot was finally hit on July 17, 2010 for $11.1 million. The largest Lotto jackpot ever hit was for $27 million on March 25th, 1992.

Lotto is the Colorado Lottery's in-state jackpot game. Players select six numbers from a field of 42 and prizes are awarded for matching 3, 4, 5 or 6 of the numbers. The game has a "rolling" jackpot — one that grows each drawing when the previous jackpot is not won.

Lotto Drawings are conducted every Wednesday and Saturday at approximately 7:35 p.m. in Pueblo, CO. Probability of winning a Lotto jackpot is 1 in 5,245,786. Overall probability of winning is 1 in 35. Prizes equal at least 50% of sales overall. Each play costs $1.

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Lotto, Powerball, Cash 5, Scratch, MatchPlay and Mega Millions stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. The Lottery has returned more than $2.2 billion to the state of Colorado since it was established. 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.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Tom Cargal

CELL: 303.945.9724
tom.cargal@lottery.state.co.us

January 27, 2011
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