WINNING LOTTERY TICKETS TOTALING $6.3 MILLION SOLD IN EL PASO COUNTY

WINNING LOTTERY TICKETS TOTALING $6.3 MILLION SOLD IN EL PASO COUNTY

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DENVER,August 13, 2013 – In FY13Colorado Lottery retailers located in El Paso County sold 362 winning Lottery tickets worth more than $599! Those winning tickets were collectively worth $6,331,362! El Paso County sold two BIG winners last year, each ticket was worth $1,000,000. Both tickets were Mega Millions winners sold in Colorado Springs, one purchased at a Diamond Shamrock and the other at the Everyday Store.

“In big cities and small towns – people are winning,” said Abel J. Tapia, director of the Colorado Lottery. “And they are winning in more ways than one – every time they visit a park, walk on a trail, or paddle a kayak course, they’re enjoying Colorado Lottery dollars at work. All proceeds from the sale of our games go back to the state for parks, recreation, open space and wildlife conservation. In FY13 we returned more than $135.6 million to our proceeds partners statewide.”

Since the inception of the Lottery $163.1 millionhas been returned to El Paso County.

During the calendar year of 2012, Lottery retailers in the City of Colorado Springs have collectively produced more 13.8 million in Lottery proceeds to improve the quality of life within the state.

Examples of these Lottery contributions can be seen in the $650,000 spent to develop the Clear Spring Ranch Trail/Fountain Creek - Rivers Initiative in 2012, and the $39,700 that went towards the Blodgett Peak Open Space Fire Restoration in the City of Colorado Springs in 2013.

For a complete list of projects in Larimer County that were funded with Lottery dollars, please visit our website at http://www.coloradolottery.com/GIVING-BACK/PROJECTS-BY-COUNTY/COUNTY-DETAILS/county/ElPaso.  

About Colorado Lottery
Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Lotto, Cash 5, Pick 3, Mega Millions, Powerball 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 13, 2013
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