Colorado Man Wins $3 Million On Monopoly Scratch Off Ticket Just 11 Days After Playing For The First Time

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Imagine winning a massive lottery prize just 11 days after you start playing. That’s exactly what happened to Scott S. of Thornton, Colorado, who is now $3,000,000 richer after scratching off a winning Monopoly 500X Scratch ticket.

Scott, who is self-employed, had only started playing lottery games 11 days before his big win. He couldn’t believe his eyes when he scratched off his ticket and realized what he had won. According to a press release from the Colorado Lottery, he just started screaming with joy after revealing the winning prize. 

So, what does Scott plan to do with his new fortune?

Simple – he wants to use the winnings to “enjoy his life.” It sounds like a wonderful and simple way to make the most of such an extraordinary windfall.

For those curious, Scott purchased his winning ticket at Kum & Go, located at 250 E. 136th Ave. in Thornton.

There have been some exciting lottery stories in Colorado this summer: In July, an HVAC worker in Parachute, Colorado won a $1 million Powerball prize, with plans to use the winnings to renovate his vintage 1930s home. 

Back in June, a retired trauma unit nurse in Carbondale, Colorado won $3.8 million after playing the lottery regularly for the last 10 years. He joked that the first thing he planned to do was buy a new vacuum cleaner.

Congratulations to Scott on his impressive victory. His story is a delightful reminder that sometimes beginner’s luck is all you need to change your life.

B. Carlisle

Contributing editor at Wealth Gang. An entrepreneur at heart, he's passionate about meaningful ways to leverage technology and social media for business opportunities and side hustles.