DELTA RESIDENT WINS $100,000 ON COLORADO LOTTERY SCRATCH GAME

GRAND JUNCTION – Delta resident James Anderson won $100,000 Monday – the top prize in the Lottery’s $5 Multi-Line Slots Scratch game. Anderson won the game, which is structured similar to a slot machine, by scratching off three crown symbols in a row. He claimed his prize at the Lottery’s Grand Junction office Monday afternoon.

“It was a nice, pleasant surprise,” said Anderson. “I scratched it off right in front of the clerk and he said it wasn’t going to be a winner. I told him, ‘I’ll buy more of those losers if you have them.’”

Anderson, who owns an RV sales and repair business, plans to use his windfall to pay off credit card debt and buy a new Dodge pick-up truck. He’s also considering a trip to Black Hawk to celebrate. A longtime Lottery player, Anderson won $20,000 two years ago playing the Mega Slots Scratch game.

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Lotto, Cash 5, Scratch, and Powerball - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. The Lottery has returned $2 billion to the state of Colorado since its creation 26 years ago. 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. Delta County has received more than $10 million in Lottery funds since the organization was established.

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erika.gonzalez@lottery.state.co.us

 

November 30, 2009
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