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Handout, Multi-State Games...What Happens Now?~ ~ ~ ~ or~~~r~un~ ~ 1 rr/ A NEWSS.ETIER FOA COLORADO COMMUNIiY LEADEAS WINiER 2000 • Multi-State Games . . . What Happens Notiv? • n November 7, Colorado voters approved Referendum E, allowing the Colorado Lottery to pamapate in muln-state games Mulri-state games are , those offered m more than one state.'L'hese states combine a pomon of theu pnze pools to create a more atcracnve~ackpot. The classic example of a muln-state game is Powerball. There are other opnons such asThe &g Gazne, or creanng a new muln-state game Knth other lottenes-or the Colorado Lottery can connnue to operate vnthout a muln-state game. Smce a sign~ficant share of Lottery proceeds go to local parks Proceeds that go ro Great Outdoors Colorado are capped at $35 milhon, ad~usted for the i99z Denver Con- and recreanon providers, ~ as a ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ localleader,you ~ may have ques- 33 Q How would the proceeds from a mula- state game be dumbuted~ A The proceeds from this new game would be pooled with the proceeds from all the Lot- tery's other games and dismbuted as follows State Pazks (Colorado Division of Pazks and Outdoor Recreanon) zo% Conservaaonl'rust Fund (local pubhc pazk and recreanon agencies) 40% Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund (GOCO) . . Up to 50% nons about what the passage of Referendum E will mean to your commumty Here are answers to some oEthose quesncsns- Q Would a muln-state game be m compe~ nnon with the Colorado Lottery~ ~_ No Any muin-srate gazne to be ma~oduced m thu srate would be admmistered by the Col- orado Lottery A muln-state game would become another offenng of the Colorado Lot- ~ tery, along with Lotto, Cash 5 and Scratch games sumer Pnce Index, which currently works out to about $43 million Accord- me ro the newly-passed Referendum E, any revenue gen- erated by the Lottery m excess of this GOCO cap will now be used be used to address health and safery issues m pubhc school bwldmgs. Q If a muln-state game is mtroduced, how will it affect the Lottery's cusent gaznes7 C~ It is annupated the current Lotto game will change The nmeluie and type of changes Powerball, see page z Powerball, from page i are currently bemg researched The goal would be to con- anue to provide Colondo residents with an appeaLng van- ety of complementary gaznes Q If a muln-state game is offered m Colorado, how will u affect overall sales7 R Imnally, sales are expected to increase In Colorado, more nckets are sold when the ~ackpot reaches higher lev- els Powerball andThe Big Game are designed with odds to ensure large mlluig ~ackpots, averaguig $3o milhon or more States offenng these big ~ackpot games have seen their sales level off afrer a'n:ne Smce Colorado players are not used to these larger~ackpots, healthy sales are annapated for at least i-2 years ' , Q Will a muln-state game be added to the Colorado Lot- tery's game luie-up? If so, how soon will it be made ava~l- ~1 abAle to Lottery players? - `°' `' i`l. The Lottery staff and Commisnon vnll explore the aker- nanves and determme the best opnon for Colorado and its proceeds reapients The Lottery will take the ume needed to ensure that any new gazne added to Colorados l~st of game offeruigs is appropnate £or our state At this tune, the Lot- tery's research is focused on Powerball Should the decuion be made to muoduce a muln-state game, the research, development and tesnng of the new gazne will take approximately six to :une months to complete ~ Loohing For Just The Right Gi f t? As always, che Colorado Lottery's popular stoclung stuffer games vnll be available ~n stores near you m tune for the hohdays~ Holiday Cash 'Ihis is a$5 game with plenry of play opportumnes, and a top pnze of $ xoo,ooo Season's Greetings I'ry this first-ever $3 hoLday game Season Greenngs has a top pnze of $75,000 Winter Winnerland Thu $i game offers more of the smaller pnzes, along wrth ~ a top pnze of $i,ooo They're fun, they'-_ _i..___ ~ust the nghc s~ze proceeds from tt of these gamc come back mto your commu- mty to build parks and recr~ anon fac~nes~ B • What's Your Sign? The Colorado Lottery offers a ftee signage program to desig- nate parks and recreanon facilines that have been funded by Lottery proceeds To find out more about thLS program, con- tact Commiuury Relanons Manager Judy Rnse, (303) 75g68oi, ~udyrose@state co us ^ ~ PAGE 3