Mega Millions Claims a Winner in Colorado

Mega Millions Claims a Winner in Colorado

Denver, CO, January 5th, 2011 –It may not be the $355 million juggernaut jackpot, but someone in Colorado Springs bought a winning Mega Millions ticket to grab a $250,000 piece of the pie. Had the Colorado Springs player invested in the Megaplier option their prize would have been $1 million.

Two tickets – one sold in Idaho and the other in Washington – matched all six numbers and will evenly split the grand prize. The winning numbers are 4, 8, 15, 25, and 47, with a Mega Ball number of 42. The Megaplier number was 4.

Tuesday’s $355 million jackpot was the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot, and the third-largest ever in the United States. The largest Mega Millions jackpot was $390 million in 2007. The prize was shared by two players in Georgia and New Jersey. Colorado joined the game in May of 2010, the largest Mega Millions prize to date in Colorado was five out of five matching numbers with the Megaplier in August of 2010 with a claimed prize of $1 million.

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Lotto, Powerball, Cash 5, Scratch, MatchPlay and Mega Millions 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.

Tom Cargal

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January 5, 2011
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