WINNING LOTTERY TICKETS TOTALING NEARLY $500,000 SOLD IN MONTROSE COUNTY

WINNING LOTTERY TICKETS TOTALING NEARLY $500,000 SOLD IN MONTROSE COUNTY

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DENVER,August 15, 2013 – In FY13Colorado Lottery retailers located in Montrose County sold 29 winning Lottery tickets worth more than $599! Those winning tickets were collectively worth $487,545! A $250,000 Double-Up Dollars Scratch ticket was sold at City Market at 128 S. Townsend in Montrosein April.

“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 $9.9million has been returned to Montrose County.

During the calendar year of 2012, retailers that sell Lottery products in the City of Montrose collectively produced more than $944,000 in Lottery proceeds to improve the quality of life within the city and state.

Examples of these Lottery contributions can be seen in the $75,000 spent to develop Uncompahgre Riverway Master Plan in the City of Montrose in 2010, and the $500,000 that went towards the Cerise Regional Park Enhancement in 2004.

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

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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