Winner has yet to come forward
$4.2M lotto ticket sold in Palisade
By MIKE WIGGINS
Some lucky Grand Valley resident had a blast over the holiday weekend, and it had nothing to do with fireworks.
The lone ticket that matched all six numbers in Saturday’s Colorado Lottery drawing was sold at the Palisade Super Stop, 309 W. Eighth St.
The winner of the $4.2 million jackpot, who overcame 1-in-5.2-million odds, remains a mystery.
“It’s pretty exciting,” said Katie Schmedeke, manager of the Super Stop, who received a call Sunday from an employee telling her she needed to come to the store. A Lottery representative from Pueblo had shown up to verify the validity of the ticket sale.
The convenience store will receive $5,000 for selling the winning ticket.
This is the third time this year a Lotto winner has hailed from the Western Slope.
Winning tickets were sold in Craig in March and Montrose in May, Lotto spokeswoman Erika Gonzalez said.
The winning ticket-holder has until Dec. 31 to claim Saturday’s jackpot prize. The ticket is worth $2.1 million in cash.
The winning numbers were 4, 14, 18, 21, 25 and 37.