DENVER (AP) — A man who had been living at the Denver Rescue Mission won a $50,000 prize with a Colorado Lottery scratch ticket.

(credit: Colorado Lottery)

(credit: Colorado Lottery)

Lottery officials say Adam H. claimed the jackpot from the Poker Celebration game on Feb. 23. He’ll receive $35,500 after taxes were withheld.

Adam told lottery officials he planned to use his prize money to move back to Kentucky where his daughter lives.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Colorado law allows lottery winners to be identified by their first name and last initial.

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Comments
  1. Ryan Richter says:

    I hope I’m not the only one who finds it disturbing that a man who was, in essence, stealing welfare services was buying lottery tickets.