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Real estate agent a lottery winner

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

ASPEN, Colorado – The local winner of $250,000 in an Oct. 26 Mega Millions lottery drawing has been identified.

The winner is Natalie Blanchard, according to the Colorado Lottery Corp. She is an agent with Aspen Real Estate Co. She bought the lucky $1 ticket at Clark’s Market in the days leading up to the drawing.

Blanchard declined a request for an interview with the Aspen Times on Wednesday. Her company’s website states that she is originally from France, and that she has lived in Aspen for more than 20 years.

The winning numbers in the Oct. 26 drawing were 4, 15, 24, 36 and 40, and the mega ball was 44. No one won the $21 million jackpot in the drawing, which requires a ticket correctly displaying all five numbers plus the mega ball.

For correctly having the first five numbers without the mega ball, Blanchard’s prize was worth a quarter-million dollars.

Clark’s receives a $2,000 bonus from the lottery for selling Blanchard’s winning ticket. Tom Clark Jr., CEO of Clark’s Market, did not return phone calls seeking comment.


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