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Colorado lottery winner's first order of business after winning $5M: buy watermelon and flowers
Lucky winner has priorities in check By Kate Northrop A Colorado man's priorities after winning a $5 million Colorado Lottery's Colorado Lotto+ jackpot were clear buy a watermelon for himself and some flowers for his wife. Some lottery players might scratch their heads wondering why one Colorado man made a point to say that a watermelon was the first thing he sought to buy after winning $5 million in the lottery, but the reason is a rather sweet one. Waldemar Bud T. of Montrose w
Sep 15, 2023, 7:30 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: July's Weekly Roundup in lottery news
Dreamers and positive thinkers, this one is for you! By Kate Northrop Today, Lottery Post published a new installment of the Weekly Roundup series featuring some of the latest lottery stories. Lottery players that believe in positive affirmations and good karma may want to take note from a few of these winners. Years after tragedy struck an Iowa couple, a woman found herself gazing at a winning Powerball ticket worth $2 million, giving her the means to tie up loose ends from long
Jul 7, 2023, 5:08 pm - Lottery News

$3.9 million Colorado Lotto+ winner just wants a new vacuum
Sweet and responsible old hippie just wants to enjoy life's simple pleasures By Kate Northrop A new vacuum is all a retired Colorado lottery winner wants to buy after hitting a $3.9 million Colorado Lotto+ jackpot. Bill S. of Carbondale doesn't want much after hitting millionaire status sitting at the top of his wish list is a brand-new vacuum. Having worked in New York City for 30 years as a trauma nurse, Bill moved to Colorado after his parents passed away, recalling his love f
Jun 22, 2023, 7:17 am - Lottery News

$50 scratch-off lottery trend takes off in multiple states
Is your state the latest to add a $50 scratch-off? By Kate Northrop Lottery players are seeing the dawn of a new era in the lottery industry where $50 scratch-off tickets are now becoming the most expensive games one can reach for at a lottery retailer. More of the most expensive scratch-off tickets yet are making their way to retailer shelves across multiple states, and players will have to shell out some serious cash for these. Among the jurisdictions who recently announced t
Feb 16, 2022, 8:20 pm - Lottery News

Colorado man wins $5.75 million Lucky for Life top prize
It's the state's first top prize win in the multi-state game By Kate Northrop Colorado just had its very first top prize winner in the Lucky for Life multi-state game, who scooped up the $5.75 million cash option jackpot this week. Richard O. did not think twice about claiming his prize after winning $1,000 a day for life in the Lucky for Life drawing on Fri., Aug. 20, 2021. On Monday morning he claimed his prize as a lump sum and has plans to put the prize money to good use. The luc
Aug 26, 2021, 11:36 am - Lottery News

Colorado man forfeits lottery winnings after missing claim deadline by three days
Player who lost out urges other winners not to wait to claim winnings By Kate Northrop With days melding together in the midst the ongoing pandemic, it's easy to lose track of time. Sadly, that's exactly what happened to a Colorado player who lost all of his lottery winnings when he missed the deadline to turn the winning ticket in by just three days. Peter Bayley bought a ticket for the Powerball draw game this past spring and won $1,500 using his own lucky numbers. He was ecstatic he
Nov 2, 2020, 10:36 am - Lottery News

Colorado police arrest thief who stole lottery tickets on two separate occasions
Criminal stole nearly $7,300 in lottery tickets; one more suspect remains unidentified By Kate Northrop Following an investigation of two separate burglaries involving the theft of Colorado Lottery tickets, police have identified and arrested the perpetrator who organized both ordeals. On Thurs., Oct. 22, Platteville police arrested Francisco Lorenzo Pedraza, 25, just hours after he was accused of breaking into a gas station on Justin Avenue. At around three in the morning, Pedraza a
Oct 28, 2020, 4:59 pm - Lottery News

Colorado Lottery hosts first-ever hackathon for new game development
With VIP guests and cash prizes galore, GameJam aims to encourage innovators to envision a new future of the lottery By Kate Northrop A new event aiming to spark innovation in lottery game development will kick off this week. From July 31 through August 9, the Colorado Lottery will host GameJam, the first-ever hackathon specifically geared toward new game development and creating novel lottery products. According to the Colorado Lottery, the goal of the virtual event is to engage the
Jul 29, 2020, 2:42 pm - Lottery News

Colorado man wins two $1 million lottery prizes on the same day
He's played the same numbers for 30 years They say persistence is key, and after 30 years of playing the same numbers in the Colorado Lottery, a man in Pueblo, Colorado, found that to be true and finally got his big reward. Two big rewards, that is. The winner, identified as Joe B., won two major Powerball prizes on Wednesday, March 25 worth $1 million each. Joe B. claimed the winnings Friday. The winning tickets were both sold to Joe B. on Lake Avenue in Pueblo: one at a 7-Eleven (
Apr 28, 2020, 7:28 pm - Lottery News

Colorado Lottery launches updated Lotto game
The classic Lotto game is now Colorado Lotto+ On Sunday, the Colorado Lottery's 30 year-old Lotto game was replaced with the new-and-improved Colorado Lotto+. All 3,200 of the Lottery's retailer partners launched Colorado Lotto+ on September 22. The new game increased the cost to $2 per ticket, and has better odds of winning and more ways to win. The first Colorado Lotto+ drawing is set for Wednesday night, September 25. Colorado Lotto+ is similar to the classic Lotto game in that playe
Sep 23, 2019, 10:19 am - Lottery News

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