PUEBLO RESIDENT WINS $50,000 PLAYING POKER SCRATCH GAME

PUEBLO – For Pueblo resident Delphin Lucero, lightning really does strike twice. Four years ago, Lucero won $100,000 in the Lottery’s second-chance drawing for the Scratch game Extreme Green. On Monday, Lucero got lucky again, winning the top prize in the Scratch game $50,000 Poker.

Lucero, who claimed his prize at the Lottery’s Pueblo office Monday morning, said he wasn’t sure the ticket was a winner because the game’s rules aren’t the same as traditional poker.

“I wasn’t sure I had won until I brought it in,” said Lucero, “I thought they were going to tell me it was a misprint or something.”

A longtime Lottery player, Lucero said the windfall will ensure a good holiday season for he and his family. He plans to take the adults on an overnight trip to Cripple Creek, while his five granddaughters and one grandson “will have a great Christmas.”

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. Pueblo County has received nearly $38 million in funding since the Lottery was established.

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December 14, 2009
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