Denver siblings win lottery by playing same numbers

Posted at 12:37 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 14:37:57-04

DENVER -- Two Colorado siblings are all the richer due to their trust in one another. 

Phu and Thinh D won a combined $200,000 in the Colorado Powerball by playing the same five numbers in the drawing. 

Phu won $50,000, but he didn't make out as well as his sister Thinh. She won $200,000, as her $50,000 prize multiplied by four times on the Powerplay option. 

Both purchased their tickets in Denver. Thinh picked hers up at Shamrock 99 on S. Federal and Phu bought his at King Soopers on W. Evans. 

The siblings learned they won after Saturday's Powerball drawing, the results of which were 9-19-51-55-62 Powerball: 14. 

Thinh told Colorado Lottery officials she thought the numbers would be lucky. Her entire family benefited from that premonition. 


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