WESTMINSTER RESIDENT WINS $1 MILLION PLAYING POWERBALL
DENVER, Dec. 28, 2009 – One lucky Westminster resident will ring in the New Year $1 million richer thanks to Powerball. The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, earned the prize by matching five numbers in Saturday’s Powerball drawing and choosing the Power Play option for an extra $1. The lucky ticketholder purchased the winning ticket at King Soopers, 10351 N. Federal Blvd., Westminster. The store will receive a $3,000 bonus for selling the $1 million-winning ticket.
Colorado was the only state to post a $1 million winner in the Dec. 26th drawing. The state has sold seven $1 million-winning Powerball tickets since January. That’s when the states participating in Powerball changed the rules, allowing players who match five numbers and select Power Play to have their winnings multiplied by up to five. Previously, players who matched five numbers and chose Power Play had their winnings multiplied by whatever Power Play number was selected for that drawing. Colorado’s $1 million winners include a group of Erie millworkers, who had been purchasing $40 worth of tickets weekly.
The winning numbers for Saturday’s Powerball drawing were: 32, 36, 37, 41, 53 and the Powerball number 30. Since one ticket sold in Kentucky won Powerball’s $128.6 million jackpot, the top prize will start at $20 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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