Lucky Lone Tree Player Wins Cash 5 Jackpot
DENVER – Hawaii vacation and a $20,000 Cash 5 jackpot. For many, either one would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and Susan Fink got both in the same week. The Lone Tree resident won the Colorado Lottery Cash 5 drawing on February 28, the same day that she returned from Maui, Hawaii.
When asked which was better, the trip or the jackpot, she said with a smile that it was “a tough call.”
She found out that she won by checking the winning numbers on the Lottery Web site. When she realized that she had matched all five numbers, she checked three or four more times before sharing the news with her husband. “My first reaction upon winning was wishing that I had stayed a few more days in Hawaii.”
She plans to use her winnings for a new home computer and upcoming family gatherings, such as her son’s wedding in August and a trip to Illinois.
K&G Conoco, on Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree, sold the winning ticket.
In Douglas County, more than $58 million in Lottery proceeds have helped to improve community facilities, local parks and nature trails such as the Castlewood State Park Development, Sedalia Outdoor Athletic Resource and the I-25 Conservation Corridor.
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 2006, more than $120 million was returned to Colorado. Since the lottery started in 1983, more than $1.8 billion has been returned to the state.