Dec 12, 2023
Retiree determined to give back to beloved hometown of Pueblo
Pamela D. of Pueblo won the $5,214,531 Colorado Lotto+ jackpot!
Pamela, who is retired, says she has been playing the Colorado Lottery “from day one” but the most she had ever won was $50. When Pamela stopped at the Loaf N Jug at 3980 Ivywood Lane in Pueblo to pick up a soda, she grabbed a $3 Colorado Lotto+ winning ticket – something she had done many times before. She never imagined this was the one that would change her life forever.
The winning ticket ended up on Pamela’s fridge, waiting patiently for its moment in the spotlight. When her son checked the ticket for her and realized all six numbers matched (10-24-27-35-37-38), he got to tell his mom the life-changing news – that she had won over $5 million!
Pamela spends her time in retirement volunteering now. Although still grappling with the shock of her newfound fortune, Pamela has chosen to channel her energy into giving back to the community that holds a special place in her heart. She’s not sure exactly what she will do with her winnings but is determined to “improve our magnificent Pueblo!”
Congratulations, Pamela! The town of Pueblo sounds lucky to have you!
Pamela requested her photo be removed.
Below, see staff from Loaf N Jug #37 in Pueblo, which sold the $5.2 million winning Colorado Lotto+ ticket. The retailer received a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Colorado's Jackpot Game
Colorado Lotto+ is Colorado’s unique in-state jackpot game. Tickets cost $2 and players can choose to play Plus for an extra $1 to get a second draw. Players pick 6 out of 40 numbers and can choose their numbers or use Quick Pick. The jackpot starts at $1 million and grows. Drawings are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at approximately 7:35 p.m. Players must be 18 to purchase. The odds of winning the Colorado Lotto+ jackpot are 1 in 3,838,380 and the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 30.
Where the Money Goes
Since the very first ticket was sold in 1983, the Lottery has given back over $4 billion for good causes all across the state, at no cost to taxpayers. Lottery proceeds have funded countless projects, large and small, in every community from the Eastern Plains to the Western Slope. See where the money goes.