COLORADO LOTTERY’S SECOND BONUS MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE ‘BONUS’ DRAWING TO BE HELD SUNDAY

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COLORADO LOTTERY’S SECOND BONUS MILLIONAIRE
RAFFLE ‘BONUS’ DRAWING TO BE HELD SUNDAY

Ten tickets will be drawn to win $2,000 each


DENVER, May 12, 2011 – Colorado Lottery’s Bonus Millionaire Raffle tickets purchased between May 1 and May 14 will be eligible for the second “Bonus” drawing to be held on Sunday, May 15. Ten lucky tickets will be drawn to win $2,000 each.


Tickets for the new game went on sale on Friday, April 15. Bonus Millionaire Raffle is similar to the Lottery’s first raffle, Millionaire Raffle, in that it offers limited ticket sales and the best odds for players to win $1 million, but the new game gives players the added excitement of four Bonus drawings. The last two Bonus drawings will be held on Sunday, May 29 and Sunday, June 12. All tickets entered into the Bonus drawings (including winning tickets) will be eligible for the final Millionaire Raffle drawing on July 1.


The first Bonus drawing took place on May 1 and there are still four unclaimed winning tickets worth $2,000 each from that drawing. The winning ticket numbers are:
000134
009955
014926
016292

Bonus Millionaire Raffle is a typical raffle-type draw game – tickets contain a unique six-digit number (players cannot select their own numbers). Only 280,000 tickets are available and 613 prizes will be awarded ranging from $500 to $1 million. Bonus Millionaire Raffle tickets costs $20 and are available at all retail locations where jackpot games are sold. The odds of winning $1 million in Colorado Lottery’s Raffle games are 1 in 140,000, better than any other Colorado Lottery games. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 457.

To check winning Bonus drawing numbers, visit coloradolottery.com or ask any retailer that sells jackpot games for the Bonus drawing winning numbers for Bonus Millionaire Raffle. Players will have 180 days from the date of the final Millionaire Raffle drawing on July 1 to claim winning prizes. Prizes will be paid in one lump sum.

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – MatchPlay, Mega Millions, Cash 5, Scratch, Lotto and Powerball - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. The Lottery has returned more than $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. For more information, visit www.coloradolottery.com.


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heather.black@lottery.state.co.us

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May 12, 2011
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