DENVER,Sept. 27, 2013 – Since the April 28 launch of the Colorado Lottery’s newest game, Pick 3, retailers in Mesa County have sold nearly $50,000 in winning Pick 3 tickets and 49 top-prize Pick 3 tickets of $250 and above!

Orchard Mesa Market at 176 29 Road in Grand Junction is Mesa County’s luckiest Pick 3 retailer – they have sold eight Pick 3 top-prize tickets ($250 and above). 

Statewide, Pick 3 has been generating approximately 16 top-prize winners a day ($250 and above).

Playing Pick 3 is easy. To play, pick three numbers from 0-9 or choose “Quick Pick,” choose your bet type and choose your bet amount ($.50 or $1). Drawings are held daily at 7:36 p.m.

In FY13Colorado Lottery retailers located in Mesa County sold 110 winning Lottery tickets worth more than $599! Those high-tier winning tickets were collectively worth $598,795! The biggest winner sold in Mesa County last year was a $100,000 ticket sold at an Albertson’s grocery store located on N. 12th Street.

Since the inception of the Lottery $66.1million of Lottery proceeds dollars has been returned to Mesa County. During the calendar year of 2012, Lottery retailers in Mesa County collectively produced more than $3.2 million in Lottery proceeds to improve the quality of life within the state.

Examples of these Lottery contributions can be seen in the $122,000 thousand spent to develop the Melrose Park Redevelopment in the City of Grand Junction in 2009, and the $250,000 thousand that went towards the Lincoln Park Playground, Arboretum, and Trails that has just recently opened.

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

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.


September 27, 2013
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