Gilcrest Player Wins $50,000 in Saturday’s Powerball
DENVER – Pricilla Galvan of Gilcrest didn’t believe her husband when he told her that they won $50,000 in the Colorado Lottery’s Powerball drawing on Saturday, Aug. 18. When he came to her workplace to convince her, she began to believe him when she saw his reaction.
“He was just shaking when he told me and showed me the ticket,” she said. “Now I’m just nervous and overwhelmed.”
The Gilcrest couple matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball number, just missing the jackpot by one number. The prize is usually $10,000, but they purchased the Power Play option for an extra dollar to multiply their winnings. Since the Power Play number drawn that night was 5, their winnings totaled $50,000.
The Galvans, who have a 10-month-old daughter, plan to use their winnings to find a new home and will save the rest.
The retailer that sold the winning ticket is Gilcrest Conoco, 615 Railroad St.
In Weld County, more than $56 million in Lottery proceeds have helped to improve community facilities, local parks and nature trails such as the Saint Vrain Open Lands and Trails Legacy Project, Eaton Sports Complex and Thompson Rivers Park and Recreation District ball fields.
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.