Postal Employee Wins “Colossal Cache”
DENVER – Fate? Karma? Lucky streak? Victor Wright of Arvada won $250,000 in the Colorado Lottery $10 Scratch game, Colossal Cache. It was his third big win in a week, and he only bought the Scratch ticket because the one he really wanted was sold out.
A 19-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service, Wright plays a crossword Scratch game almost every day. But, the $10 Crossword game he wanted was unavailable, so he selected the Colossal Cache ticket. He was about to start work on Sunday night, when he started scratching the ticket in the parking lot.
The long-time Lottery player said he couldn’t believe his eyes. The first thought that went through his mind was “Damn!” “I had other thoughts going through my mind, but I didn’t think I could (repeat) them.”
His lucky streak began when he matched four of the six numbers in the Lotto drawing this weekend. He also won more than $100 on other Scratch tickets, before buying his Colossal Cache ticket. He plans to use his winnings to pay bills and make some home improvements.
The winning ticket was sold at King Soopers, 12350 W. 64th Ave. in Arvada.
In Jefferson County, more than $137 million in Lottery proceeds have helped to improve community facilities, local parks and nature trails such as Two Ponds Park National Wildlife Refuge, Clear Creek Canyon Corridor Legacy Project and Golden Gate Canyon State Park.
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.