Colorado outdoor groups to receive $ 21 Million out of Powerball






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Colorado might not have scored a Powerball jackpot winner, but state parks and schools will receive more than $21 million from sales of the record-breaking $1.58 billion jackpot.
More than $60 million worth of tickets were sold in Colorado during the 21-drawing run, which ended Wednesday with three jackpot winners. None were from Colorado.
The winning numbers were: 4, 8, 19, 27, 34. Powerball: 10. Power Play: 2.
The three tickets with the winning numbers were purchased in Chino Hills, Calif.; Munford, Tenn., and Melbourne Beach, Fla.
Powerball ticket sales hit a single-day record for the Colorado Lottery on Wednesday, when $12.6 million in tickets was sold.
That broke Saturday's record of $9.75 million, which "completely blew us off the (past) record," said Kelly Tabor, a state lottery spokesperson.
About 24 percent of all lottery ticket sales in Colorado go to three Colorado outdoor groups: Great Outdoors Colorado, The Conservation Trust and Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
After a cap is met, the remaining money is given to Building Excellent Schools Today, a division of the state Department of Education that offers construction help to under-funded schools.
Last year, the Colorado outdoor groups received $128 million, and BEST got $1.9 million.
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