Big Powerball Tickets Sold in Alamosa and Longmont

DENVER – Two tickets. Two top Powerball prizes. Two Colorado players matched five of the six numbers in the Colorado Lottery Powerball drawing on July 14, 2007.

For the fifth time in Colorado Lottery history, a player won $1 million in Powerball. The ticket was sold at 1st Stop Phillips, 1601 Main St. in Alamosa. The player matched five of the five numbers but not the actual Powerball number. The prize is usually $200,000, but the player paid an extra $1 for the Power Play option. Since the multiplier drawn was ‘5’ that night, the winnings increased to $1 million.

1st Stop Phillips receives a bonus of $3,000 for selling this winning ticket.

Another ticket, worth $200,000, was sold at 7-Eleven, 2200 Mountain View in Longmont. The player, who claimed the prize on Monday morning, also matched the first five numbers but not the Powerball number to win the $200,000 prize.  The retailer receives a $2,000 bonus for selling the winning Powerball ticket.

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.

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July 17, 2007
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