Rockies Fan Wins $200,000 in Powerball Drawing

DENVER – Perseverance is one word to describe Wendell Williams as a baseball fan and Colorado Lottery player. The La Salle resident won $200,000 in the Colorado Lottery’s Powerball drawing on August 26, after playing twice a week since it came to Colorado in 2001.

“The most I’ve ever won was $58, but I’m a firm believer in dumb luck,” he said.

Also an avid baseball fan, Williams plans to invest the majority of his winnings, so he can continue to indulge in his passion for the Colorado Rockies. He has been a season-ticket holder since the club’s first season in 1993 and has only missed five home games this year. 

Loveland Liquor in Loveland sold the winning ticket.

In Weld County, more than $55 million in Lottery proceeds have helped to improve community parks, wildlife areas, wetlands initiatives and nature trails such as the La Salle Playground, Saint Vrain State Park and Saint Vrain State Park.

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. In fiscal year 2006, more than $125.5 million was returned to Colorado. Since the lottery started in 1983, more than $1.7 billion has been returned to the state.

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September 1, 2006
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