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Colorado's first Powerball lottery jackpot winners step forward
America is beautiful to Eugen and Stanislawa Markiewicz, a Polish couple with German citizenship who immigrated to the U.S. five years ago. The couple, along with her brother and sister-in-law, became Colorado's first Powerball jackpot winners Oct. 10 when their personal combination of numbers hit the $20 million jackpot. They've used the same numbers for every ticket, every week, for five years, based on family birthdates. The Markiewiczes, both 59 and residents of the foothills nor
Oct 25, 2007, 7:11 am - Lottery News

Some States Consider Leasing Their Lotteries
As chief operating officer of the California Department of Finance, Fred Klass gets pitches from Wall Street bankers as often as the rest of us might get cold calls from telemarketers or insurance agents. But when Kathleen Brown of Goldman Sachs came to his office earlier this year and suggested privatizing the state lottery, Mr. Klass listened closely. It wasn't merely because Ms. Brown happened to be a former state treasurer as well as the daughter of one famous California governor and the
Oct 16, 2007, 10:05 am - Lottery News

Colorado chalks up its first Powerball winner
A ticket sold in the Denver metro area matched all six numbers in the Powerball jackpot Wednesday night the first time a Powerball winning ticket has been sold in the state. We're just so excited to have a Powerball winner in Colorado finally, said Kristen Shew, spokeswoman for the Colorado Lottery. What a year it has been for Colorado the Rockies go to the playoffs, and we get a Powerball winner. The Powerball jackpot was up to $20 million, and one ticket sold matched the fiv
Oct 11, 2007, 8:44 am - Lottery News

Retiree, 81, wins $9.2M Colorado Lottery jackpot
Colorado's newest multi-millionaire doesn't think life will change much after winning the $9.2 million Colorado Lottery Lotto jackpot. Hank Robinson, 81 years young, planned to go home and enjoy a game of Scrabble with his sister, after collecting his winnings. The winning numbers from the drawing on July 14 were 14, 17, 21, 31, 36 and 38. Robinson's sister, Beverly, began playing five of the six numbers when Lotto began in 1989. After she stopped playing, he decided to play her numbers with
Jul 23, 2007, 11:49 am - Lottery News

Upcoming TV show to highlight successful lottery winners
All Fred Brown ever wanted to do was sell cars. He didn't realize that goal also would land him on a cable television show. But that's what happened to Brown, now the general manager of Garnsey Wheeler Ford of Greeley and Fort Morgan, who is the subject of an upcoming show on The Learning Channel. The show, which will probably be aired in the coming months, is about lottery winners who have gone on to successful careers despite a lottery windfall. Brown won $6 million in the Colorado Lot
May 3, 2007, 8:34 am - Lottery News

Republican says Colo. Gov. pressure killed plan to privatize lottery
Republicans are accusing the Colorado governor of pressuring his party's legislators into essentially killing a plan to privatize the lottery. They claimed Gov. Bill Ritter believes the lottery proposal would compete with his plan to bring in more property taxes to pay for education. Ritter denied the accusations Friday. Republican Sen. Josh Penry of Fruita also said his Democratic co-sponsor on the lottery plan was under tremendous pressure to back away from the idea. The co-spons
Apr 22, 2007, 10:58 am - Lottery News

Legal opinion sinks sale of Colorado Lottery
Dreams of selling off the Colorado Lottery for a fat payoff were discarded like a losing scratch ticket Thursday after state legal experts gave an adverse opinion on the plan. Sen. Chris Romer, D-Denver, said he would not seek a measure that would ask voters to sell a concession contract in the state lottery because he couldn't fix a legal opinion that referred to the proposed sale as the state taking on $3 billion in debt. I may be a freshman, but I'm not that stupid, Romer said.
Apr 20, 2007, 8:08 am - Lottery News

Colorado man wins lottery second time
A Pueblo, Colorado, man is celebrating his second jackpot win in three years. The winner, who has asked to remain anonymous, won $3.4 million in the December 20 Colorado Lotto drawing. He had previously won $1.3 million in October 2003. The first time, according to Colorado Lottery officials, the man was a week away from filing for bankruptcy. He uttered a desperate prayer: Lord, help me out. I want to pay my bills. I don't want to file for bankruptcy. Within moments, he sa
Jan 11, 2007, 3:32 pm - Lottery News

Couple Claims $4.6 Million Lottery Prize With Hour To Spare
An Arvada, Colo., couple decided to check their unclaimed lottery tickets after hearing that a June 8 Lotto drawing had a $4.6 million unclaimed prize.Richard and Leslie Crosby went through their unchecked tickets and found the winning ticket. They verified the ticket at 11:17 p.m., less than an hour before the prize payout was set to expire. We are pretty dumbfounded, Leslie Crosby said Tuesday.The couple plays the lottery every Wednesday and Saturday, according to lottery officials.They chose
Dec 9, 2005, 12:45 pm - Lottery News

Lottery scam victimizes Colorado woman
Ever heard the cliche you don t get something for nothing?A few months ago Rebecca Jones received a piece of paper in the mail inviting her to enter a free lottery drawing. All Jones had to do was fill out her name, phone number and address, then send it back, she said.A few weeks later she received a letter announcing she had won $1.2 million, but would have to pay about $3,700 in taxes and surcharges, she said.Jones said she received a $3,900 check in the mail with instructions to cash it and
May 20, 2005, 10:57 am - Lottery News

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