Grand Junction Retailer Sells $600,000 Powerball Ticket

DENVER – Is it a local resident or a visitor passing through? That’s the $600,000 question.


One Colorado Lottery ticket matched five of the six numbers in the Colorado Lottery Powerball drawing on June 30. Usually the prize is $200,000, but the player also purchased the Power Play option for an extra dollar to multiply the winnings by 3.


The Safeway at 2148 Broadway in Grand Junction sold the lucky ticket.


The odds of matching the first five numbers but not the Powerball number are 1 in 3,563,609.


In Mesa County, more than $45 million in Lottery proceeds have helped to improve community areas, riparian parks and recreation facilities such as Vega State Park, Connected Lakes Trail and Horsethief Canyon State Wildlife Area.


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.



July 3, 2007
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