WINNING LOTTERY TICKETS TOTALING $1.8 MILLION SOLD IN PUEBLO COUNTY

WINNING LOTTERY TICKETS TOTALING $1.8 MILLION SOLD IN PUEBLO COUNTY

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DENVER,August 12, 2013 – In FY13Colorado Lottery retailers located in Pueblo County sold 144 winning Lottery tickets worth more than $599! Those winning tickets were collectively worth $1,868,290! The biggest winner sold in Pueblo County last year was a $500,000 ticket sold at a 7-Eleven on South Prairie.

“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 $52.2 million has been returned to Pueblo County.

During the calendar year of 2012, Lottery retailers in Pueblo County collectively produced more than $5.6 million in Lottery proceeds to improve the quality of life within the state.

Examples of these Lottery contributions can be seen in the $901,000 going towards the Pueblo Creekside Park/Fountain Creek - Rivers Initiative and the $1.5 million that went towards the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo.

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

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 12, 2013
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