Winner's Stories

Mary M V. won $53,673

Mary M V. - $53,673

Marie Vercauteren, from Canon City, smiles after winning the Colorado Lottery second-chance drawing for a Dodge Ram pickup truck at the Colorado State Fair.

When Canon City resident Marie Vercauteren was notified Saturday she was a finalist for the Colorado Lottery’s Second-Chance drawing at the Colorado State Fair, she said she thought, “Here we go again.”

 “I’ve entered the drawing for about eight years now and I think I’ve been a finalist three or four times,” said Vercauteren, one of 24 selected for a chance at the drawing for a 2012 Dodge Ram Crew Cab pickup truck.

 “I won $3,000 about four years ago and that’s the closest I’ve come to winning the vehicle.”

 On Monday, Vercauteren’s luck changed when her name was drawn to win the shiny new truck.

Courtesy of the Pueblo Chieftain