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Colorado Springs man wins $1 million on three lottery tickets over 17 months

Paul G

COLORADO SPRINGS – A Colorado Springs man may be one of the luckiest in the entire state, if not the country.

The Colorado Lottery said a Colorado Springs man, identified only as “Paul G.,” won a total of $1 million from three scratch tickets since March 2017.  $750,000 of his winnings come from second-chance drawings.

The Colorado Lottery said Paul won $250,000 on a “Thrilling Crossword” scratch ticket in March 2017, then on Aug. 14, 2018 he won $500,000 on a second chance drawing for the “Idyllic Dollars/Brilliant Bucks” drawing. Just two weeks later on Aug. 28, he won $250,000 for the “Royal Crossword” game.

Paul G. will pick up his latest big check Wednesday at the Colorado Lottery claims office in Denver.

In Colorado, players can submit non-winning scratch tickets through the lottery website and app for a second chance at winning cash and other prizes.

The Colorado Lottery surprised Paul at his home in August when he won the $500,000 prize.

Tom Kackley

Tom Kackley

Tom Kackley is a digital content producer at KOAA News 5. He has worked in southern Colorado since 2016.
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