Lotto Jackpot Ticket Sold at Lakewood Convenience Store
DENVER – Check those tickets, especially if you’ve been to this retailer: Local Convenience Store, 1901 Wadsworth Blvd. in Lakewood. A clerk at Local Convenience recently sold a winning Lotto jackpot ticket worth nearly $2 million.
A player matched all six numbers in the drawing on Aug. 1 to win $1.9 million. The winning retailer receives a $5,000 bonus for selling the Lotto jackpot ticket. The player has until January 28, 2008, to claim the prize.
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 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.