Thornton Retailer Sells Winning Lotto Ticket
DENVER – One Lotto ticket, worth $4.1 million, was sold at a Colorado Lottery retailer in Thornton. A-B Petroleum, 400 E. 104th Ave., will receive $5,000 for selling the ticket, which matched all six numbers in the Lotto drawing on Wednesday, February 27. The winning numbers were: 3, 8, 15, 25, 31 and 34.
The winner has 180 days to claim the $4.1 million prize, worth just over $2 million in cash. The probability of winning the Lotto jackpot is 1 in 5,245,786. Overall probability of winning any prize is 1 in 35. Fifteen people matched five of six numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing, earning a $578 prize. Another 793 people matched four of six numbers to win $41.
Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Lotto, Cash 5, Scratch, and Powerball - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. Now celebrating its 25th year, the Lottery has returned more than $1.9 billion to the state of Colorado since its creation. Through Great Outdoors Colorado, the Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado State Parks, the lottery has provided funding for new trails, precious open space and wildlife protection.
February 28, 2008