COLORADO GETS TWO BIG PIECES OF THE POWERBALL PIE

COLORADO GETS TWO BIG PIECES OF THE POWERBALL PIE

Both Tickets Worth $2 Million Each

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DENVER, Aug. 8, 2013– Colorado got TWO pieces of the Powerball pie! Two tickets both worth $2 million each were sold in Colorado! The tickets matched 5 of 5 with Power Play. One ticket was sold at East Valley Liquors at 418 32 Rd. Unit A in Clifton, Colo., and one was sold at Fuel-B's at 23580 Hwy 94 E in Calhan, Colo.!Both stores that sold the winning tickets will receive a $3,000 retailer selling bonus. Colorado was the only state to sell two, $2 million winners.

The jackpot for last night's multi-state Powerball drawing was a whopping $448.4 million! There were three jackpot winners – two from New Jersey and one from Minnesota. The highest Powerball jackpot ever was $590 million last May.

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 8:59 p.m. MST. Powerball is a multi-state game with a starting jackpot of $40 million and other prizes ranging from $4 to $2 million. To play, consumers choose five numbers from 1 to 59 and one Powerball number from 1 to 35. Players that match five numbers and the Powerball win the jackpot. Players can also opt to spend an extra $1 for a Power Play option, which gives players a chance to win $2 million on the match 5 prize and increases the lower-tier prize amounts.

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Lotto, Cash 5, Pick 3, Powerball, Mega Millions and Scratch- stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. The Lottery has returned more than $2.5 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. For more information, visit www.coloradolottery.com.

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August 8, 2013
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