Feb 15, 2010 12:06 PM
The Colorado Lottery will launch its first new Jackpot game in nine years next week. Called MatchPlay, the game will offer a rolling, $100,000 jackpot and more ways to win than the Lottery's current Jackpot games. Drawings for MatchPlay will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays. The game will begin sales on Feb. 21 and the first drawing will be held on Feb. 23.
MatchPlay will offer consumers three lines of play for $2. Players can select the first line, or opt for Quick Pick, while the next two lines will be automatically generated by the system. To win the jackpot, players must match six numbers across a straight line. But players can also win prizes (ranging from $2 to $1,000) for matching three, four or five numbers in any straight line, or by matching five numbers or more in any combination from all three lines. The overall odds of winning are 1 in 6 - better than any other Lottery jackpot game.
The MatchPlay jackpot will increase by a minimum of $10,000 per drawing until hit. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 2,760,681.