Local resident wins Powerball lottery drawing
Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs resident Wayne Rickaby won $200,000 playing Powerball on Aug. 16. Rickaby bought his ticket at the 7-Eleven at U.S. Highway 40 and Routt County Road 129.
It was one of two Colorado tickets to bring in $200,000 that day, matching all five of the winning numbers: 5, 34, 40, 43 and 52. The Colorado tickets were among five tickets across the country to hit the $200,000 mark Aug. 16.
Rickaby could not be reached for comment.
Powerball draws happen every Wednesday and Saturday. Players pick five numbers to be drawn out of a bin of 55 balls and one multiplier number out of a bin of 42 balls. Those who pick all six numbers correctly have a shot at the jackpot, which on Thursday was estimated at $72 million, according to the Powerball Web site. The odds of picking five matching numbers to win $200,000 are about 1 in 3.5 million. The odds of winning the jackpot are just better than 1 in 150 million.
Motor Vehicle Division closing for tech upgrades
The Motor Vehicle Division of the Routt County Clerk & Recorder's Office will be closed Wednesday until 10 a.m. because of a computer conversion in that office.