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Six from Colorado missed Mega Millions jackpot by one number

Posted: 8:44 AM, Oct 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-23 10:51:44-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – Six people from Colorado, including one from Colorado Springs, missed being a billionaire by one number Friday night.

The Colorado Lottery announced Monday that one person from Colorado Springs won $10,000, but there could have been as many as five more zeros attached to the end of that number had they matched one more number.

That $10,000 ticket was sold at a King Soopers store in Colorado Springs.  The Colorado Lottery said the person who won matched four of the first five numbers and the “megaball.” Had the ticket matched the first five numbers and missed the megaball, it would be worth $1 million.

Five other tickets sold in Colorado were one number away as well.

  • $20,000 winner at K&G Conoco in Parker
  • $20,000 winner at 7-Eleven on Willow St in Denver
  •  $10,000 winner at Murphy Express in Elizabeth 
  • $10,000 winner at Safeway in Northglenn
  • $10,000 winner at King Soopers in Fort Collins

The tickets sold in Denver and in Parker bought the multiplier, which doubled the value of their $10,000 tickets to $20,000.

The Colorado Lottery said an additional 24 people won $1,000 as well in the Centennial state.

After no one won Friday’s massive $1 billion jackpot, it has since swelled to approximately $1.6 billion ahead of Tuesday night’s drawing. According to the Colorado Lottery, no one has ever won the Mega Millions jackpot in Colorado, but they’re hopeful that could change Tuesday night.

While that ticket in Colorado Springs didn’t win big, another person in Colorado Springs did get a $100,000 Powerball ticket. That winning ticket was sold at a King Soopers location on S. Academy Blvd. on Sunday night.

As of Tuesday morning, the Powerball jackpot is $620 million.