Fort Collins Retailer Sells Winning Lotto Ticket

DENVER – One ticket, worth $6.9 million, was sold at a Colorado Lottery retailer in Fort Collins. Schrader Country Store, 7600 Westgate Drive, sold the ticket, which matched all six numbers in the Lotto drawing on Saturday, March 17.

Debbie Mathewson, manager of Schrader Country Store, said the winner came into the store on Monday morning to share in the excitement. “It was nice to know that the winner is a local person, one of our frequent shoppers. It was a lot of fun to see how happy and excited (the winner) is.”

Mathewson said the winner did not mention any definitive timeframe of claiming the prize. The deadline to claim the prize is September 13, 2007.

The winning numbers from the Lotto drawing on Saturday were 5, 8, 9, 19, 24 and 37. The probability of winning the Lotto jackpot is 1 in 5,245,786.

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.

The Lottery proceeds are distributed to three primary beneficiaries: Great Outdoors Colorado, Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado State Parks. These organizations then provide grants and direct funding for parks, recreation, open space acquisition, trails, wildlife and conservation education.

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March 20, 2007
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