Colorado Referendum 2 (1980) was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, regarding authorization of a state-supervised lottery, on the November 4, 1980 election ballot in Colorado, where it was approved.
| Referendum 2|
| Yes|| 660,213|| 59.8%|
Election Results from: State Legislative Council, Ballot History
Text of measure
Language on the ballot:
|| An amendment to Section 2 of Article XVIII of the Constitution of the State of Colorado, authorizing the establishment of a state-supervised lottery with the net proceeds unless otherwise authorized by statute, allocated to the conservation trust fund of the state for distribution to municipalities and counties for park, recreation and open space purposes.