Grand Junction man wins $1 million

Down the street from a billboard on U.S. Highway 50 that puts the Powerball Jackpot at $170 million, a Grand Junction man bought his way into Colorado Lottery history.

Darrell Cox won $1 million Saturday after buying a Powerball ticket at City Market at 2770 Highway 50. The first five numbers on Cox’s ticket matched the numbers drawn Saturday evening, but not the Powerball number, which would have won Cox the entire Powerball
Jackpot. Instead, his five winning numbers were worth $200,000. A Power Play he purchased for an extra dollar multiplied his winnings by five.

The City Market that sold the ticket will receive $3,000 from lottery officials, according to Colorado Lottery spokeswoman Erika Gonzalez.

Gonzalez said Cox informed lottery officials he had the winning ticket Monday morning.

Another $1 million winner in Indiana has yet to claim his or her prize. No one won Saturday’s full jackpot.

Cox is the 395th person to win $1 million or more from the Colorado Lottery since its start in 1983.


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