WINNING LOTTO TICKET SOLD IN DENVER

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DENVER – One ticket sold in Denver matched all six numbers in the Feb. 27th Lotto drawing, winning a $6.7 million jackpot. The lucky ticket was purchased at King Soopers, 3100 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver. The winning ticket is worth $3.36 million in cash. The winning numbers were: 6, 8, 9, 24, 27, and 36.

The ticket holder has until Aug. 26, 2010 to claim the jackpot. If the winner chooses a lump sum in cash, he or she would receive a check worth approximately $2.4 million after taxes. If the annuity option is chosen, the winner’s first payment would be $119,316. The Lotto jackpot hadn’t been won since Dec. 2, 2009, when Mary Heritage of Grand Junction won $1.3 million.

The King Soopers that sold the winning ticket is one of the top sellers of Lottery tickets statewide. The store will receive $5,000 for selling the lucky ticket.

The probability of winning the Lotto jackpot is 1 in 5,245,786. Overall probability of winning any prize is 1 in 35. Fourteen people matched five of six numbers in Saturday night’s drawing, earning a $748 prize. Another 951 people matched four of six numbers to win $41.  The Colorado Lottery has created more than 370 millionaires since it began selling tickets in 1983.

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Lotto, Cash 5, Scratch, MatchPlay and Powerball - 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 since it was established. 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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MEDIA CONTACT:  
Erika Gonzalez
PHONE 303.759.6872  | CELL 303.945.9724
erika.gonzalez@lottery.state.co.us

 

March 1, 2010
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