No Joke for Four Coloradans; Big Winnings In Lottery Games

DENVER – April Fools’ weekend was a lucky one for four Colorado Lottery players, who won big in each of the Lottery’s three On-line games: Cash 5, Lotto and Powerball. 


From the drawings on April 1, a Powerball ticket worth $200,000, was sold in Dinosaur, and the Lotto jackpot was won with a ticket that was sold in Arvada. The Lotto jackpot was worth an estimated $2.8 million.


Two tickets, one sold in Littleton and one in Colorado Springs, won the top prize in the Cash 5 drawing held March 31. Each ticket was worth $20,000.


“Having so many big winners during a two-day period is always exciting for us as well as our players,” said Peggy Gordon, director of the Colorado Lottery. “We encourage all of our players to check their tickets and see if they’ve won a prize, regardless of the amount.”


Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Scratch, Lotto, Powerball and Cash 5 – stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. Since the lottery started in 1983, more than $1.6 billion has been returned to the state through the Lottery’s primary proceeds recipients. These organizations provide grants and direct funding for parks, recreation, open space acquisition, trails, wildlife and conservation education.



April 4, 2006
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