WINNING LOTTERY TICKETS TOTALING $94,215 SOLD IN ROUTT COUNTY

WINNING LOTTERY TICKETS TOTALING $94,215 SOLD IN ROUTT COUNTY

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DENVER,August 13, 2013 – In FY13Colorado Lottery retailers located in Routt County sold 12 winning Lottery tickets worth more than $599! Those winning tickets were collectively worth $94,215! The biggest winner sold in Routt County last year was a $40,000 Mega Millions ticket sold at the Central Park Liquor Inc. in Steamboat Springs.

“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 $57.6million has been returned to Routt County.

During the calendar year of 2012, Lottery retailers in Routt County collectively produced more than $392,000 in Lottery proceeds to improve the quality of life within the state

Examples of these Lottery contributions can be seen in the $300,000 thousand spent to develop River Access Improvements/Yampa River System - Rivers Initiative in 2012 in the City of Steamboat Springs, and the $25,000 that went towards the Howelsen Emerald Mountain Park Plan in 2013.

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

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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