April 27, 2012 12:42 AM
Imagine winning the lottery ,but never knowing because the store clerk pocketed the ticket for themselves.
In a News 5 exclusive investigation, Colorado lottery investigators took us along on one of their compliance check stings to catch the clerks in the act.
For three days from store to... more »
April 2, 2012 6:34 PM
Colorado has only had one major lottery winner! That was a $20 million Powerball win back in October 2007, but those with the Colorado Lottery tell you to not get discouraged!
It all comes down to odds, so it may seem like other states win more when really those states... more »
February 16, 2012 7:41 PM
It's the dreams.
"Couple months ago, I actually had woke up after a dream of five numbers, that I've been playing ever since on the power ball. And also I've been dreaming about being around family and everything in Florida," said Powerball player Steven Rinkes.
It's the fun... more »
November 29, 2011 7:54 AM
ATLANTA (AP) - A southwest Atlanta man has won his second $1 million Georgia Lottery prize.
Delma Kinney, who will celebrate his 51st birthday Dec. 5, recently won a $1 million prize playing the instant game Super Millions.
In 2008, Kinney won $1 million playing another instant game.... more »
November 5, 2011 12:13 PM
DENVER (AP) - Two Colorado lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that would create a lottery ticket aimed at raising funds for veterans' services. Republican Rep. Marsha Looper and Democratic Sen. Suzanne Williams will be speaking Saturday at the state Capitol about the legislation they plan to introduce when the Legislature... more »
May 22, 2011 11:13 AM
There were no jackpot winners from Saturday's $120 million Powerball drawing. However, the lottery reports that 951,818 players across the country won more than $6.9 million in prizes.
The jackpot now stands at $144 million with a $74.7 million cash value. more »
March 26, 2011 10:29 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York lottery official says a winning ticket for the Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth $312 million has been sold at a variety store in Albany, N.Y.
New York Lottery spokeswoman Carolyn Hapeman says the winning jackpot ticket for Friday's drawing was sold at... more »
January 4, 2011 11:22 PM
Here are the winning numbers for the $355 million Mega Millions jackpot: 4, 8, 15, 25, 47
Mega Ball: 42 more »
September 28, 2010 4:45 PM
Man--how would you like this guy's luck!
Ernest Pullen of Bonne Terre, Missouri won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket in June. This month, he won another $2 million on a scratch-off.
Pullen says he considers himself a "lucky guy."
He's opted to take the cash... more »
April 17, 2010 1:18 PM
A northern New Jersey school board member who held the lone winning ticket for a $211.7 million Powerball jackpot last month has claimed her prize. Sandra McNeil of Morristown chose the cash option when she bought her ticket, meaning she will get about $101.6 million before federal and state withholding... more »
March 16, 2010 9:15 AM
Two Colorado tickets have won $1 million and $200,000, respectively, by matching the first five numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing. The randomly selected numbers were 6-16-20-31-and-36. The Powerball was 8 and the Power Play was 5. The Colorado Lottery says a Power Play ticket sold in Wheat Ridge won $1... more »
February 15, 2010 12:06 PM
The Colorado Lottery will launch its first new Jackpot game in nine years next week. Called MatchPlay, the game will offer a rolling, $100,000 jackpot and more ways to win than the Lottery's current Jackpot games. Drawings for MatchPlay will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays. The game will begin... more »
February 10, 2010 5:37 PM
The Colorado Lottery Commission approved the sale of the Mega Millions Jackpot game in Colorado at its monthly meeting Wednesday morning. The game, which is now being offered in 35 jurisdictions nationwide, could begin selling in Colorado in mid-May.
"We believe Mega Millions will complement our current line-up of... more »
January 31, 2010 11:12 AM
Dozens of states have begun selling Powerball and Mega Millions tickets in what could be a step toward an eventual national lottery. Margaret DeFrancisco, co-chair of a committee for both lotteries and president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corp., says tickets for both games began selling on Sunday. Twenty-three... more »
December 21, 2009 10:20 AM
A Colorado ticket holder came close, but no one matched all six of the numbers drawn to win Saturday's Powerball jackpot worth $92.9 million. The winning numbers were 17-24-39-41-and-47. The Powerball was 21 and the multiplier was 3. A Colorado Power Play ticket, and another sold in Indiana, matched the... more »
November 12, 2009 12:45 PM
Four workers at a Longmont cabinet factory will split a $1 million Powerball lottery prize. The workers at John Murphy Mill Works saw their lottery pool win on Oct. 25. The company is a commercial cabinet maker. After taxes, the workers took home $177,500 each. Group members say they've been... more »
October 19, 2009 9:52 AM
The Powerball jackpot will grow to an estimated $25 million for Wednesday after no one matched all six of the numbers drawn over the weekend. Saturday's winning numbers were 5-16-25-30-and-49. The Powerball was 39 and the multiplier was 5. Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won... more »
October 17, 2009 10:58 AM
A man who was diagnosed with cancer almost two years ago is the winner of a Colorado Lottery drawing for nearly $5.4 million. Colorado Lottery officials say 46-year-old Robert Loch, who lost his job as a dishwasher at a hotel last year, matched all six numbers in the Oct. 10... more »
October 13, 2009 12:09 PM
One person won Saturday's $5.4 million Lotto jackpot and the Colorado Lottery says the winning ticket was purchased in Commerce City. The winning numbers in Saturday's drawing were: 2, 6, 15, 21, 33 and 39. The winning ticket was purchased at 80th Avenue Liquors in Commerce City. It has a... more »
October 5, 2009 10:15 AM
A ticket sold in Florida matched all six of the numbers drawn to win the weekend Powerball jackpot worth $189 million. Saturday's winning numbers were 12-24-48-50-and-57. The Powerball was 22 and the multiplier was 3. Colorado's top prize was $10,000 for a ticket that matched the Powerball, plus four of... more »
September 28, 2009 8:05 AM
For the second time in a week, a Colorado Powerball player has matched five of the six numbers drawn to win $1 million. The ticket holder matched all five white numbers drawn Saturday, and had purchased the Power Play option to multiply the prize. Saturday's winning numbers were 18-20-34-36-and-39. The... more »
September 21, 2009 10:02 AM
A Colorado ticket holder won a hefty second prize, but no one matched all six of the numbers drawn to win the weekend Powerball jackpot worth $114.4 million. Saturday's winning numbers were 5-24-25-30-and-49. The Powerball was 23 and the multiplier was 3. A Colorado Power Play ticket matched the first... more »
September 15, 2009 10:12 AM
The Denver Broncos and the Colorado Lottery have announced an instant ticket game that includes a chance to win 2010 season tickets. The lottery says the game could generate $1.5 million for parks, trails and wildlife protection across the state while the team could earn between $308,000 and $537,000 if... more »
September 14, 2009 8:42 PM
How's this for bad luck? About a year ago Laurice Pillar bought a crossword puzzle scratch ticket. At the time she didn't realize it was a winner, set it aside and subsequently lost it. This week, when she was cleaning out her address book she found the ticket again and... more »