Larimer County Player Wins Again
DENVER – Jayne Schmid considers herself a numbers person, whether noticing them, tracking them or dreaming about them. The Loveland resident is the Colorado Lottery’s newest Cash 5 jackpot winner. She won $20,000 from the drawing on October 24, 2006, with numbers 7 – 11 – 14 – 26 – 28.
Schmid, who has been playing Lottery games for about 10 years, also won $20,000 a few years ago on Powerball. She considers her good fortune a combination of luck and sheer perseverance. As a bookkeeper and accountant for her drywall contracting business, numbers surround her every day.
In addition, she admits to spending hours tracking the winning numbers, which she considers similar to a fun part-time job. Schmid, who picked her own numbers both times she won, selected numbers this time that she believed were overdue to be drawn for Cash 5, such as 14.
“I have a fascination with numbers,” said Schmid. “It’s like a hobby for me. It’s the challenge, and it’s fun. When I win like this, I feel such a sense of accomplishment.”
Schmid plans to put her winnings into savings.
In Larimer County, more than $70 million in Lottery proceeds have helped to improve community areas, riparian parks and recreation facilities such as the Fort Collins/Loveland Corridor Conservation Project, Loveland Trail System and Hatfield-Chilson Recreation Center.
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.