Wedding Anniversary Proves Lucky for Lafayette Lottery Player

DENVER – Donald Shively of Lafayette has more to celebrate after 32 years of marriage. With his wedding anniversary on September 28, he decided to buy a Colorado Lottery Scratch ticket that was also number 28 in the pack. To his amazement, he won $100,000 on the $10 Scratch game, $35 Million Cash Spectacular.

“I’ve been playing Scratch since the beginning of the Lottery,” said Shively. “To play, I believe a lot of it is luck. You have to buy the right ticket at the right time.”

After the custom fence builder celebrates with his wife, Irmelin, he plans to save the majority of his winnings and possibly even take a vacation.

Truck Stop Shell, 10963 I-25 Frontage Rd. in Longmont, sold the winning ticket.

In Boulder County, more than $72 million in Lottery proceeds have helped to improve community facilities, local parks and nature trails such as the Boulder Creek Trail, Boulder Parks and Recreation Skate Facility and Meglemere Conservation Easement.

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games - Scratch, Lotto, Powerball and Cash 5 - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. In fiscal year 2006, more than $125.5 million was returned to Colorado. Since the lottery started in 1983, more than $1.7 billion has been returned to the state.

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September 14, 2006
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