Pueblo Player Scores $400,000 Powerball Prize
PUEBLO – One lucky Pueblo player earned a $400,000 prize in Wednesday night’s drawing, by matching five numbers and choosing the Power Play option. The winning ticket was sold at the Loaf N Jug at 136 S. Purcell Blvd. in Pueblo. The store will receive a $3,000 bonus for selling the ticket. The winning numbers were: 19, 21, 29, 32, 46 and the Powerball number 32.
"Our players continue to prove that choosing Power Play really pays off," said Colorado Lottery Acting Director Jack Boehm. "It’s nice to see our customers doubling their prizes with such a small investment."
Players who match five numbers in the Powerball drawing usually win a $200,000 prize, but selecting the Power Play option (which costs an extra $1) provides the opportunity to multiply potential winnings by whatever number the Power Play wheels lands on. In Wednesday night’s drawing, the wheel landed on 2, which doubled the $200,000 prize.
Although there was no jackpot winner in the drawing, more than 3,700 tickets purchased in Colorado earned prizes. Twenty of the twenty-three players who matched four of five numbers opted for Power Play, turning their $100 prizes into $200 instead. Another 18 of the 19 players who matched three of five numbers, plus the Powerball number, chose Power Play, also earning $200 in the process.
Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Powerball, Lotto, Cash 5 and Scratch - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. 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. Pueblo County has received more than $35 million in proceeds since the Lottery’s inception, supporting sports facilities, parks, playgrounds and a variety of other projects.