Half of one million dollars. One lucky person is wondering what exactly to do with their winnings after scoring a big win with the Powerball.

The Colorado Lottery posted on Monday, February 22, 2021, that someone purchased a Powerball ticket at Rambo's Longhorn Liquor in Estes Park, which turned out to be a $500,000 winner.

They don't sell lottery tickets where I shop for beer; maybe I need to change my ways. Nothing would make me feel better than to know that I won $500,000 after picking up a six-pack and a quick-pick.

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With Rambo's location right off of Highway 34 in Estes Park, you have to wonder if the person was local or a tourist; either way though, it's surely fun that a NoCo business sold the ticket.

The Colorado Lottery informed me that the winner had purchased the 'Power Play' option for $1 on that ticket, which turned out to be a 10X multiplier (rare.) That turned their winnings from $50,000 to the huge $500,000.

The February 20, 2021, Powerball drawing was worth $81 million. There was no jackpot winner, so the next drawing on February 24, 2021, will be worth $90 million.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: This is why I play; because damnit, people win and I could be next. I like to play twice a week, buying one quick-pick ticket each for the MegaMillions and the Colorado Lotto (bonus on the MegaMillions but not on the Lotto).

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