Goodwill Retiree Wins $100,000 on Lucky Scratch Ticket

DENVER – With 15 grandchildren, Waqi E.M. Shafi of Thornton already considered himself lucky. Now his luck has multiplied even more after he won $100,000 on a $5 Colorado Lottery Scratch ticket, 10 Times Lucky.

“It was unbelievable,” said Shafi, who only plays Lottery games occasionally. “I was overjoyed.”

The former manager of transportation and docking for Goodwill Industries said he purchased the ticket on a whim on Saturday. When he learned that he had won, he called his wife and sons. Shafi plans to celebrate his winnings with his family and pay bills.

This is one of the three top prizes in the 10 Times LuckyScratch game. Shafi purchased the winning ticket at Henry’s One Stop Conoco in Fort Morgan. 

In Adams County, more than $80 million in Lottery proceeds have helped to improve community facilities, local parks and nature trails such as the Westminster Skate Park, Central Brighton Baseball Complex and South Platte River Heritage Corridor Legacy.

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 $1.8 billion has been returned to the state.

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June 13, 2007
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