$200,000 POWERBALL TICKET SOLD IN STEAMBOAT SPRINGS
DENVER - One ticket sold in Steamboat Springs matched five of six numbers in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, earning a $200,000 prize. The ticket was purchased at the Safeway store at 37500 E. US Hwy 40 in Steamboat. The store will receive a $2,000 bonus for selling the lucky ticket. The winning Powerball numbers were: 6, 16, 34, 45, 51 and the Powerball number was 4.
“This winner just proves that lucky tickets can be found all over the state,” said Colorado Lottery Director Jack Boehm. “We can’t wait to meet the winner and see the excitement when we hand over the check.”
Lottery officials urge the ticket holder – who has not yet come forward to claim his or her prize – to sign the ticket to protect against loss or theft. The winner has until April 19, 2010 to claim the prize. Since there was no jackpot winner in Wednesday’s drawing, the jackpot will rise to an estimated $31 million for Saturday’s Powerball drawing.
Proceeds from Powerball and the Colorado Lottery’s other games – Lotto, Cash 5 and Scratch – stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. Through Great Outdoors Colorado, the Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado State Parks, the Lottery has provided more than $2 billion in funding since 1983 to build new trails, preserve open space, construct recreation centers and protect wildlife habitat. Routt County has received more than $31 million in Lottery proceeds since the agency’s inception.