Man claims $1M Powerball prize won in West Glenwood |

Man claims $1M Powerball prize won in West Glenwood

Both $1 million winners in Colorado from the Feb. 1 Powerball drawing have claimed their prizes.

A man identified by the Colorado Lottery as Douglas C., a Roaring Fork Valley resident, earlier this week claimed the $1 million prize from a Powerball ticket sold in West Glenwood. Lottery spokeswoman Kelly Tabor said the man drove to Denver with several relatives to claim the $710,000 after taxes.

“He was so happy, but still kind of in shock though it was five days later,” Tabor said in an email.

On Feb. 1, two Colorado tickets — one sold at a 7-Eleven in Colorado Springs and one sold at the 7-Eleven in West Glenwood — matched the game’s five white numbers for the $1 million prize.

The Colorado Springs winner claimed his prize with a bit of humor last week.

The Gazette of Colorado Springs reported that “Scott B.” asked that his check be made out to “Chris P. Bacon,” Tabor said. Colorado law allows lottery winners to be identified only by their first name and last initial.

“Bacon” plans to charter a boat from Miami to the Bahamas using his winnings, which totaled $710,000 after taxes, Tabor told the Gazette. Douglas C.’s plans are unknown.

Million-dollar wins are rare in Colorado. This was only the fourth seven-figure win in Garfield County since the beginning of 2006. 

The others were the state’s largest-ever jackpot, a $90 million Powerball ticket sold in August 2014 at Rifle’s Kum & Go on East 26th Street; a $1 million scratch ticket sold in New Castle in 2009; and a million-dollar scratcher sold at the Carbondale Valero last year.


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