Denver Biz Owner Wins $30,000 in Powerball

DENVER – Once Jeannine Wagner knew she had matched the Powerball number, she didn’t check further.

“I knew I had won something, so everything else is just gravy,” laughed Wagner of Denver. “And, that’s a whole lot of gravy.”

When she had more time to check her Colorado Lottery ticket, she realized that “the gravy” was $30,000. By matching four of the five numbers and the Powerball number in the drawing on June 13, Wagner automatically won $10,000. Since she paid the extra dollar for the Power Play option, she tripled her winnings because the Power Play number drawn that night was ‘3’. 

Wagner, owner of an auto glass company, says she is still in shock and doesn’t know how she will spend her winnings. “I’m just ecstatic. I didn’t really believe it until they handed me the check.”

The winning ticket was sold at 7-Eleven, located at 1499 Federal in Denver. The winning numbers for the Powerball drawing on Wednesday were 10, 13, 28, 30 and 47 with 26 as the Powerball number.

In Denver County, more than $107.1 million in Lottery proceeds have helped to improve community facilities, local parks and nature trails such as the Sand Creek Corridor Regional Greenway, Denver Botanic Gardens and Downtown Children’s Playground.

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.

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June 19, 2007
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