FRANCES KONCILJA APPOINTED TO LOTTERY COMMISSION

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FRANCES KONCILJA APPOINTED TO LOTTERY COMMISSION

DENVER, Oct. 17, 2012– Attorney Frances Koncilja has been appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper to the Colorado Lottery Commission for a term through July 2016.

Frances Koncilja, a Colorado native, has been a trial lawyer in the Denver area since 1972. Koncilja grew up in Pueblo, Colorado and has been a longtime supporter of Southern Colorado.Koncilja has handled a broad range of criminal, commercial, civil and bankruptcy disputes for clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. She is a past president of the Colorado Bar Association and has served on a number of bar, judicial and civic boards and commissions including a 3-year term on the State Fair Authority Board of Commissioners. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Southern Colorado and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Colorado School of Law.

The Colorado Lottery Commission is a five-member board appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Colorado State Senate. The Commission oversees approval of all of the Lottery’s games.

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games - Scratch, Lotto, Powerball, Mega Millions and Cash 5 - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. The Lottery has retuned more than $2.4 billion to the state since its creation in 1983, providing funding for parks, recreation, open space acquisition, trails, wildlife protection and conservation education. 

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October 17, 2012
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