Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

Colorado Springs Powerball winner hits jackpot again in Cripple Creek casino

November 13, 2017 Updated: November 14, 2017 at 11:08 am
0

A decade after winning a $1 million Powerball prize, a Colorado Springs woman's luck returned Friday.

The 60-year-old woman, identified only as Rebecca, won $805,329.80 - the largest jackpot in Wildwood Casino's history.

She was at the Cripple Creek casino with her father to celebrate his birthday and had been playing cards but wasn't having much luck.

"I like cards because you have a little bit more control over what you're doing," she said Monday.

She moved to the slot machines and had put about $26 into a Wheel of Fortune progressive slot machine when she won the jackpot.

"Not a bad return on my money," she said, laughing.

Rebecca said she bought her winning Powerball ticket in December 2007 at a liquor store in the Black Forest area. She used some of the money to finish her basement and invested the rest.

She said she hopes the casino jackpot money will allow her to retire early from her job at Progressive Insurance and finish paying off her house. She loves traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

The jackpot is one of the largest in Cripple Creek history, if not the largest, a release says.

"I've been in the gaming industry in this town for 26 years and have never seen a jackpot of this size," Wildwood Gaming Director Mike Chaput said in the release. "What a fun day for all who were involved." It broke the casino's record of $678,198, set in 2011.

Rebecca said she continues to buy Powerball tickets weekly, and she and her family will return to Wildwood soon.

"I'm absolutely blessed," Rebecca said. "I'm a pretty lucky person, and I'm blessed."

-

Contact Ellie Mulder: 636-0198

Twitter: @lemarie

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Incognito Mode Your browser is in Incognito mode

You vanished!

We welcome you to read all of our stories by signing into your account. If you don't have a subscription, please subscribe today for daily award winning journalism.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

Some news is free.
Exceptional journalism takes time, effort and your support.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.