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Powerball helps Colorado Lottery post sales record

12:19 PM, Dec 4, 2012   |    comments
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An average week for the Colorado Lottery is about $10 million in sales. The agency says it had sales of $22 million last week, when the Powerball jackpot was $588 million. 

The agency reports the figure includes $12.63 million from Powerball sales in Colorado last week, including almost $8.4 million in sales just on Wednesday, when the Powerball drawing was held.

That's several times the average weekly Powerball sales in Colorado of about $1.5 million. 

Colorado uses lottery proceeds to help fund new trails, as well as open space and wildlife protection.

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