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Colorado Privately Operated Lottery, Measure 6 (1972)

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The Colorado Privately Operated Lottery Amendment, also known as Initiative 6, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed for a privately operated lottery.[1]

  • The measure sought to allow for a privately operated lottery.

Election results

Colorado Initiative 6 (1972)
Defeatedd No647,81780.06%
Yes 161,281 19.93%

Election results via: The Colorado Legislative Council

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An act to Amend the Constitution of the State of Colorado, to provide for a privately operated lottery, supervised and regulated by the Department of State of the state of Colorado and granting an exclusive original ten year license to the United States Sweepstakes Corporation, forty percent of the proceeds of a lottery or lotteries to be allotted to prizes; thirty percent to the United States Sweepstakes Corporation for operating, selling expenses, and profit; thirty percent to the General Fund of the State of Colorado. An annual lottery shall be held for the benefit of Colorado charities.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Colorado General Assembly, "Ballot Issue History," accessed January 14, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.