One person in Colo. wins $2 million in Powerball

November 29, 2012
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photo - Donna Fields pays for her Powerball tickets in Detroit, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Fields picked two sets of numbers off the top of her head and two easy picks in tonight's Powerball total with an estimated $550 million jackpot. Fields said, "If I won I would take care of God first, then my family and do some travelling, and oh yeah, quit my job." (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Photo by
Donna Fields pays for her Powerball tickets in Detroit, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Fields picked two sets of numbers off the top of her head and two easy picks in tonight's Powerball total with an estimated $550 million jackpot. Fields said, "If I won I would take care of God first, then my family and do some travelling, and oh yeah, quit my job." (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Photo by  

About 9,000 people per second were clicking on the Colorado Lottery web-site Wednesday following the drawing for the jackpot worth more than half a billion dollars.

People had been coming to Colorado from out-of-state to buy Powerball tickets with dreams of striking it big

Other states had their web pages crash due to the massive amounts of traffic after the drawing, said Heather Black, spokeswoman for Colorado Lottery. Ready for that possibility, Black said the main Colorado lottery page was locked with the winning numbers so it remained intact.

Powerball officials said that tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri matched all six numbers to win the record $579.9 million jackpot.

While no one from Colorado won the grand amount, the drawing did make a millionaire out of one Coloradoan, Black said.

One ticket worth $2 million was sold at a Diamond Shamrock gas station in Wheat Ridge, Black said. In addition, there were four tickets sold worth $40,000 and two worth $10,000, purchased at various locations, Black said.

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About 9,000 people per second were clicking on the Colorado Lottery web-site Wednesday following the drawing for the jackpot worth more than half a billion dollars.

"That's a massive up-tick from normal traffic," said Heather Black, spokeswoman for Colorado Lottery.

People had been coming to Colorado from out-of-state to buy Powerball tickets with dreams of striking it big

Other states had their web pages crash due to the massive amounts of traffic after the drawing, Black said. Ready for that possibility, Black said the main Colorado lottery page was locked with the winning numbers so it remained intact.



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