Loyal Aurora Player Wins $20,000 Cash 5 Jackpot
DENVER – When Robert Crooks realized he won the Cash 5 jackpot, he woke up his wife, and they did a dance.
Crooks, who has been playing since the Lottery started, said that his wife plays too, but she always gives him the tickets to check each night. After reviewing the Powerball and Lotto numbers first, he checked the Cash 5 tickets last. When he realized he had won, he had to share the good news with his wife.
The avid Colorado Lottery player won the $20,000 prize by matching all five numbers in the Cash 5 drawing on June 20. The winning numbers were 3, 11, 14, 25 and 28, which were randomly generated for him by the computer.
The winning ticket was sold at M&H Wine and Spirits, 1155 S. Havana in Aurora. The retailer receives a $200 bonus for selling the winning jackpot ticket.
In Arapahoe County, more than $91 million in Lottery proceeds have helped to improve community facilities, local parks and nature trails such as the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Four Mile Rugby/Soccer Fields and Columbine Trail Improvements.
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.