Lakewood Retailer Sells $9.2 Million Lotto Ticket
DENVER – Another multi-millionaire in our midst. One ticket, worth $9.2 million, was sold at the King Soopers, 5125 W. Florida in Lakewood.
“We’re very excited for the winner,” said Trail Daugherty, spokesperson for King Soopers/City Market. “We’re thrilled to be a part of their good fortune.”
The cash value of the $9.2 million prize is $4.6 million. The Lotto jackpot was the highest since November 16, 2002, when a player won $9.5 million.
The retailer receives a $5,000 bonus for selling the Lotto jackpot ticket.
The probability of winning the jackpot is one in 5,245,786. Lotto drawings are held twice a week, each Wednesday and Saturday, in Pueblo. The winning numbers are selected using an automated drawing machine, which randomly generates the winning numbers.
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 2007, more than $117 million was returned to Colorado. Since the lottery started in 1983, more than $1.9 billion has been returned to the state.
The Lottery proceeds are distributed to three primary beneficiaries: Great Outdoors Colorado, Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado State Parks. These organizations then provide grants and direct funding for parks, recreation, open space acquisition, trails, wildlife and conservation education.