Lakewood Retailer Sells $9.2 Million Lotto Ticket

DENVER – Another multi-millionaire in our midst. One ticket, worth $9.2 million, was sold at the King Soopers, 5125 W. Florida in Lakewood.


“We’re very excited for the winner,” said Trail Daugherty, spokesperson for King Soopers/City Market. “We’re thrilled to be a part of their good fortune.”


The cash value of the $9.2 million prize is $4.6 million. The Lotto jackpot was the highest since November 16, 2002, when a player won $9.5 million.


The retailer receives a $5,000 bonus for selling the Lotto jackpot ticket.


The probability of winning the jackpot is one in 5,245,786.  Lotto drawings are held twice a week, each Wednesday and Saturday, in Pueblo. The winning numbers are selected using an automated drawing machine, which randomly generates the winning numbers.


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 fiscal year 2007, more than $117 million was returned to Colorado. Since the lottery started in 1983, more than $1.9 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. 


July 16, 2007
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