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$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Highlands Ranch

DENVER  –   One lucky player is holding a Powerball ticket worth $1 million after matching five numbers in Saturday’s drawing and choosing the Power Play option.  The winning ticket was sold at Circle K, 3988 Red Cedar Drive, Highlands Ranch. The store will receive a $3,000 bonus for selling the lucky ticket.

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 Saturday night’s drawing, the wheel landed on 5, which increased the $200,000 prize to $1 million.

“This million dollar prize shows that choosing Power Play can really pay off,” said Colorado Lottery Director Jack Boehm. “It’s such a great investment for an extra $1.”

Saturday’s drawing also proved lucky for one Littleton player, who also matched five of six numbers and won $200,000. That winning ticket was sold at Diamond Shamrock, 4797 Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton. That store will receive a $2,000 bonus for selling that special ticket. The winning numbers for Saturday’s drawing were: 12, 15, 26, 31, 43 and the Powerball was 10.

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 $2 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. 

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December 29, 2008
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