$1M Gone In Less Than 60 Minutes
DENVER – It took just 45 minutes for two Coloradans to claim $1 million in prizes from the Colorado Lottery. On Thursday, two players claimed $500,000 each in two $10 Lottery Scratch games, $35 Million Cash Spectacular and new $37 Million Super Cash Spectacular.
“I don’t think we’ve had a morning like that in the history of the Colorado Lottery,” said Peggy Gordon, director of the Lottery. “To award two top prizes in such a short period of time is exciting, not only for our players, but also for us.”
Susan Bunn of Hayden won with the $35 Million Cash Spectacular game, and the winner of the $37 Million Super Cash Spectacular game wants to remain anonymous.
Diamond Shamrock, 1101 S. Buckley in Aurora, sold the winning ticket for the $37 Million Super Cash Spectacular game, which just went on sale Monday. The retailer received a $25,000 bonus for selling the first top prize in the game.
The Kum N Go in Hayden sold the winning $35 Million Cash Spectacular ticket and received a $10,000 bonus.
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.