COLORADO SPRINGS TICKET WINS $1 MILLION POWERBALL PRIZE
DENVER – One lucky ticket sold in Colorado Springs won $1 million in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing. The ticket holder earned the $1 million prize by matching five numbers and selecting the Power Play option for an additional $1. The ticket was purchased at Conoco, 701 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs. The store will receive $3,000 for selling the $1 million-winning ticket.
The holder of the $1 million winning ticket has not yet come forward to claim the prize. The winner has until Nov. 1, 2010 to collect the $1 million windfall. The ticket was one of three nationwide to win $1 million in the May 5th drawing. The others were sold in Pennsylvania and Texas. This is the third $1 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Colorado this year. Last year, seven tickets purchased in Colorado earned a $1 million Powerball prize.
Since no one won the $62.8 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, the jackpot will rise to an estimated $80 million for Saturday’s drawing. The winning numbers were: 13, 34, 40, 47, 57, and the Powerball number was 11.
Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Powerball, Cash 5, Scratch, MatchPlay and Lotto- stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. The Lottery has returned more than $2.2 billion to the state of Colorado since it was established. 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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