Recently, one of our county commissioners who has an addiction to scratch-off lottery tickets finally hit the big time.
He bought a twenty dollar ticket, and won $250,000. Yes, that's two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Went to Pueblo to cash in the ticket, bought a new truck on the way home, and stopped in at one of the c-stores when he got back to town to show it off, buying some more scratch tickets. Won another $100.
A few days later, at the other c-store, he bought another twenty dollar ticket, and won another $253,000.
After taxes he got about $160,000 on the first one. I don't know what he got out of the second one, I stopped listening.
Meanwhile, the Colorado Lottery will be funding a new park, and I believe they'll be naming it after the man who won all that money, because everyone in the county has been going crazy buying scratch tickets thanks to him....