Coloradans Win Millions Playing Powerball and Lotto !

DENVER - Michael Layman of Thornton, made history over the weekend by becoming the first winner of $1 million in Powerball without winning the jackpot.  Layman matched all five of the white balls chosen (worth $200,000), and chose the PowerPlay option which turned out to be 5 thus making his prize $1 million.  The winning Powerball numbers were:2-10-31-43-55 PB-14  Powerplay-5.

Layman purchased his winning Powerball ticket at the BP Amaco convenience store in Lone Tree.  After tax withholding, he will take home a check for $710,000.

And while $1,000,000 is a nice payday,  Sharen Halstead of Colorado Springs did Layman one better -- actually more than four times better by matching all six numbers in the Lotto drawing on Saturday night.  Halstead was the only person to win the $4.4 million Lotto jackpot.  The winning Lotto numbers were:
3-4-5-6-22-42.

Halstead purchased several Quick Pick tickets for the drawing.  The winning ticket was sold at the Conoco convenience store in Colorado Springs.  She chose the Cash Value and will receive a check for $2,200,000 ($1,562,000 after tax withholding).

Lottery officials say the next Lotto drawing will have an estimated value of $1,000,000.  The estimated Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night will be worth approximately  $148,000,000 or a Cash Value of $73,400,000.

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September 27, 2005
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