Greeley Resident Scores $40,000 Powerball Prize
FORT COLLINS, FEBRUARY 2, 2009 – Kristina Aragon got a bit of good news on what is usually a very sad day. On Feb. 1st, Aragon realized she matched four of five numbers plus the Powerball number in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. With her selection of the Power Play option (which hit 4 on Saturday), Aragon turned the normal $10,000 payout into a $40,000 prize. It was a little bittersweet for the mother and nursing student – she claimed her prize on the anniversary of the death of her husband and father, who were killed in an auto accident eight years ago.
A regular Lottery player, Aragon usually buys Lotto or Powerball tickets twice a week, and has for more than a decade. Until now, the largest prize she had collected was $27. She purchased the Quick Pick ticket at Kum & Go, 7027 20th St., in Greeley. The winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing were: 1, 14, 26, 33, 41 and the Powerball number was 37.
And what will Aragon do with the money?
“I’m going to Disneyland baby!” said Aragon, who visited the gas station where she purchased the ticket to find out if she won anything.
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 26th 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.