WINNING LOTTERY TICKETS TOTALING $72,800 SOLD IN MONTEZUMA COUNTY

WINNING LOTTERY TICKETS TOTALING $72,800 SOLD IN MONTEZUMA COUNTY

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DENVER,August 15, 2013 – In FY13Colorado Lottery retailers located in Montezuma County sold eight winning Lottery tickets worth more than $599! Those winning tickets were collectively worth $72,800! Two tickets worth $20,000 each were sold in Montezuma County last year – a $20,000 Cash 5 jackpot winner was sold at Ute Mountain Travel Center in Towaoc, Colo., and a $20,000 Cash Crash Scratch ticket was sold at Riverside Convenience Store in Dolores, Colo.

“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 $13.9million has been returned to Montezuma County.

During the calendar year of 2012, Lottery retailers in the City of Cortez collectively produced more than $361,000 in Lottery proceeds to improve the quality of life within the city and state.

Examples of these Lottery contributions can be seen in the $11,745 spent to develop the Mesa Elementary School South Field Project in 2006 in the City of Cortez, and the $700,000 that went towards the Cortez Municipal Pool Renovation Project in 2010.

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

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 15, 2013
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