GRANBY — A mystery has been solved.
A man who bought a lottery ticket worth $6.5 million in Granby Aug. 25 finally came forward Wednesday ... and is headed to the Denver office to claim his prize.
The fact it took him two weeks to claim his ticket baffled
“It's gone unclaimed [for] almost two weeks now,” said Kristina Mitchell, the store manager of the Kum & Go in Granby. “It is a very big thing – lots of curiosity as to who won.”
The winning ticket contained the numbers 1, 4, 10, 31, 38 and 39. While it’s not uncommon for a person to take a little time to figure out how best to deal with winning millions, it’s also possible the person who bought it didn't know they were rich until 9NEWS ran a story Wednesday morning.
Here's what Kelly Tabor with the Colorado Lottery said about the ordeal on Wednesday morning:
“There’s a very good chance that the person doesn’t know they won yet,” Tabor said. “It’s very common. We tell our players to check their tickets early and often for this very reason, because you might be a millionaire and don’t know [it].”
That's why Mitchell said that ticket floating around is all anyone is talking about.
“It really can happen in a small town,” Mitchell said.
With the winning ticket in Granby, the Colorado Lottery has made 431 millionaires since it started in 1989.