FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – A Colorado man who bought a $50 scratch ticket ended up winning a $3 million jackpot.
“Steven W. from Fort Collins walked into the Lottery’s Fort Collins claims office a little stunned and a lot skeptical,” officials with Colorado Lottery stated. “He walked out a brand-new millionaire.”
On Tuesday, Steven stopped in at Schrader’s Country Store on College Avenue at Harmony Road and bought one “Bankroll Blast” ticket.
The game had just been released the previous day and the ticket he bought just happened to be the very first ticket in the pack.
There are still two $3 million instant Top Prizes left in the game.
“Steven said he will start planning for early retirement from his bottle manufacturing job and may not go back to work through the holiday season,” lottery officials stated.
After taxes, Steven’s net prize is $2,130,000.