Lottery Ticket Sales

By: AP
By: AP
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The Colorado Lottery will suspend sales for one day this spring to install new machines that verify winning tickets.

New York-based Scientific Games will take over management of lottery machines in 25-hundred stores across Colorado beginning on May second under a state contract worth more than 43 (m) million dollars.

Ticket sales will be suspended on May first to put the new equipment in place.

The start date has been delayed twice by Scientific Games, which has paid almost one-point-five million dollars in contract penalties.

Officials says consumers won't notice a change when purchasing Powerball or Lotto tickets.

Rhode Island-based GTECH had managed ticket verification machines since 1998, but the company lost a bid to Scientific Games in 2002.

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