COLORADO LOTTERY ENDING MATCHPLAY GAME

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COLORADO LOTTERY ENDING MATCHPLAY GAME

DENVER, June 4, 2012– The Colorado Lottery is ending the MatchPlay jackpot game. The final drawing will be on June 29, 2012.

The $2 game, which launched in February, 2010, was originally designed to be on the market for approximately 18-24 months. The Lottery is reviewing different game options to offer players in the near future.

“We want to offer a product mix that is fresh and entertaining,” said Abel Tapia, director of the Colorado Lottery. “Ending MatchPlay is preparing us to pave the way for an exciting new online jackpot game.”

If there are no winners of the jackpot on the last drawing, the jackpot pool will be divided equally among all of the winners of the 5 out of 6 level. The 5 out of 6 prize will then be the $500 set prize amount for that level, plus the amount of the jackpot divided equally. Should there be no winners of the 5 out of 6 prize level; the divided jackpot amount will be shared equally by all of the winners of the 4 out of 6 prize level.

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – MatchPlay, Mega Millions, Cash 5, Lotto, Powerball and Scratch - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. The Lottery has returned more than $2.3 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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June 4, 2012
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