WINNING LOTTERY TICKETS TOTALING $1.1 MILLION SOLD IN WELD COUNTY

WINNING LOTTERY TICKETS TOTALING $1.1 MILLION SOLD IN WELD COUNTY

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DENVER,August 12, 2013 – In FY13 Colorado Lottery retailers located in Weld County sold 166 winning Lottery tickets worth more than $599! Those winning tickets were collectively worth $1,194,407! Three tickets worth $100,000 each were sold in Weld County last year.

“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 $81.3 million has been returned to Weld County.

During the calendar year of 2012, Lottery retailers in the City of Greeley collectively produced more than $2.5 million in Lottery proceeds to improve the quality of life within the state.

Examples of these Lottery contributions can be seen in the $1.8 million spent to develop the Poudre Bluffs/Poudre River Corridor - Rivers Initiative, and the $1.3 million that went towards the Siebring Reservoir/Poudre River Corridor - Rivers Initiative in the City of Greeley in 2012.

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

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 12, 2013
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