WINNING LOTTERY TICKETS TOTALING $264,000 SOLD IN PITKIN COUNTY

WINNING LOTTERY TICKETS TOTALING $264,000 SOLD IN PITKIN COUNTY

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DENVER,August 13, 2013 – In FY13Colorado Lottery retailers located in Pitkin County sold 3 winning Lottery tickets worth more than $599! Those winning tickets were collectively worth $264,000! The biggest winner sold in Pitkin County last year was a $250,000 Mega Millions ticket sold at Clark’s Market in Aspen.

“In big cities and small towns – people are winning,” said Abel J. Tapia, director of the Colorado Lottery. “And they are winning in more ways than one – every time they visit a park, walk on a trail, or paddle a kayak course, they’re enjoying Colorado Lottery dollars at work. All proceeds from the sale of our games go back to the state for parks, recreation, open space and wildlife conservation. In FY13 we returned more than $135.6 million to our proceeds partners statewide.”

Since the inception of the Lottery $11.7million has been returned to Pitkin County.

During the calendar year of 2012, Lottery retailers in the City of Aspen collectively produced more than $255,000 in Lottery proceeds to improve the quality of life within the state.

Examples of these Lottery contributions can be seen in the $90,473 spent to develop Harmony Park in the City of Aspen, and the $2.5 million that went towards the Wapiti Ridge Mountain Park that protects 845 acres in 2011.

For a complete list of projects in Pitkin County that were funded with Lottery dollars, please visit our website at http://www.coloradolottery.com/GIVING-BACK/PROJECTS-BY-COUNTY/COUNTY-DETAILS/county/Pitkin. 

About Colorado Lottery
Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Lotto, Cash 5, Pick 3, Mega Millions, Powerball and Scratch - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. The Lottery has returned more than $2.5 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. For more information, visit www.coloradolottery.com.

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August 13, 2013
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