Arvada Couple ‘Blessed’ with Lottery Windfall
DENVER – Christmas came a little early this year for one Arvada couple. Kevin and Shelby White won $100,000, the top prize in the Colorado Lottery’s Scratch game, $5 Super Multiplier Crossword.
“We were blessed in a lot of ways, even before we won this money,” said Kevin. “We have wonderful friends and family, and we found each other.”
Shelby describes her husband as a lucky man, who every so often finds $20 in the parking lot or $5 in a vending machine. Married for two years, the couple met when she began cutting his hair. Although Kevin is a regular Scratch player, Shelby admits that she has never played. “I’ve always just watched when he plays because I love seeing him have so much fun.”
The Whites plan to use their winnings towards house payments and Shelby’s business, Love That Cut.
King Soopers, 12350 W. 64th Avenue, in Arvada, sold the winning ticket.
In Jefferson County, more than $131 million in Lottery proceeds have helped to improve community facilities, local parks and nature trails such as the Lake Arbor Park in Arvada, Lookout Mountain Nature Center Environmental Education Exhibits and Westminster Tee Ball Complex.
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.