Julesburg Retailer sells $400,000 Powerball Prize

FORT COLLINS   The Julesburg Family Market might be the place to shop if you’re looking for lucky Lottery tickets in northeastern Colorado. The store, located at 222 Cedar St., sold a $400,000 winning Powerball ticket in Saturday night’s drawing. The player who purchased the ticket, matched five numbers in the drawing and chose the Power Play option, resulting in a $400,000 prize. The store will receive $2,000 for selling the wining ticket.

 

Players who match five numbers in the Powerball drawing usually win a $200,000 prize, but selecting the Power Play option (which costs an extra $1) provides the opportunity to multiply potential winnings by whatever number the Power Play wheels lands on. In Saturday night’s drawing, the wheel landed on 2, which doubled the $200,000 prize. The winning numbers were: 12, 26, 34, 44, 48, and the Powerball number 9.

 

Although there was no jackpot winner in the drawing, two players matched four of five numbers plus the Powerball number to win $10,000 prizes. Another 18 matched four of five numbers, netting $100 prizes. The Powerball jackpot will rise to $25 million for Wednesday’s drawing.

 

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Powerball, Lotto, Cash 5 and Scratch - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. Celebrating its 25th year, the Lottery has returned more than $1.9 billion to the state of Colorado since its creation. Through Great Outdoors Colorado, the Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado State Parks, the Lottery has provided funding for new trails, precious open space and wildlife protection.  

 

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June 9, 2008
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