Brighton Business Owner Wins Big in Lottery Game

DENVER – Scott Wilson is $100,000 richer, thanks to the sales pitch of one persistent convenience store clerk. The owner of First Finish Drywall, based in Brighton, won the prize in the Colorado Lottery $35 Million Cash Spectacular Scratch game.

“I don’t usually buy $10 tickets, but it was the last one (in the dispenser),” he said. “It took about two minutes for her to convince me to buy it.”

Wilson plans to use the windfall to pay bills and support his business, which he started in May.

Phillips 66, 11203 W. Colfax Ave., in Lakewood, sold the winning ticket.

In Adams County, more than $70  million in Lottery proceeds have helped to improve community facilities, local parks and nature trails such as the South Platte River Heritage Corridor Legacy, Prairie Gateway Land Acquisition and Brighton Sports Complex.

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 2006, more than $120 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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February 9, 2007
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