Big money: County apparently reels in the inheritance dollars.


When we're not busy fantasizing about winning the lottery, many of us turn to an old standby — the dream of inheriting a ton of cash from some distant relative.

I would guess that most El Paso County residents aren't inheriting fortunes from their great aunt Mildreds, but they are inheriting a lot of dough. So says a new study from financial software and data company SmartAsset. The company examined Colorado data on wealth transfers made during estate settlements and life insurance payouts, then ranked counties according to the amount of the annual inheritance

El Paso County made No. 3 in the state, though it's probably worth noting that we're the most populous county in the state.

The Top 10 counties are:


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