$1 MILLION POWERBALL TICKET SOLD IN DENVER
DENVER – One lucky Colorado Lottery player in Denver should have a very merry Christmas after winning $1 million in Saturday’s Powerball drawing. The $1 million winner earned the windfall by matching five numbers in the drawing and choosing the Power Play option for an extra $1. The 7-Eleven at 7270 Broadway, where the ticket was purchased, will receive a $3,000 bonus for selling the lucky ticket.
The winner, who hasn’t come forward yet to claim his or her prize, has until June 17, 2010 to do so. Colorado was one of only two states that sell Powerball that posted a $1 million winner in the Dec. 19th drawing. The other $1 million winner was sold in Indiana. Colorado has sold six $1 million-winning Powerball tickets since January, when Powerball’s structure changed, making it easier for players to win $1 million. Previously, players who matched five numbers and chose Power Play had their winnings multiplied by whatever Power Play number was selected for that drawing. Now, players who match five numbers and select Power Play have their winnings multiplied by five.
The winning numbers for Saturday’s Powerball drawing were: 17, 24, 39, 41, 47 and the Powerball number 21. Since no one won the $92.9 million jackpot in the drawing, the top prize will rise to an estimated $106 million for Wednesday’s drawing.
Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Powerball, Cash 5, Scratch, and Lotto - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. The Lottery has returned more than $2 billion to the state of Colorado over the last 26 years. 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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