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Founded in January 1983, the Colorado Lottery initially sold scratch-off games only, before its first lottery draw was launched in April of the same year.
Colorado Lottery revenues are distributed across multiple funds responsible for the promotion of outdoor recreation and the maintenance of state parks, trails, rivers, wildlife and open spaces.
Powerball is a world-famous lottery renowned for its long odds and often lucrative jackpots.
Powerball tickets cost $2.00, with players choosing five numbers between 1 and 69, plus a Powerball number between 1 and 26. Players can choose their numbers manually or go for a Quick Pick. A Power Play option is also available, costing $1.00 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.
Mega Millions is another world-renowned lottery that’s even harder to win than Powerball, but with a very similar format.
As with Powerball, tickets cost $2.00.
Players must choose five numbers between 1 and 70 and a Mega Ball number between 1 and 25, with a Quick Pick option also being available for those wishing to play with random selections. Mega Millions has an additional Megaplier option for $1.00 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.
Lucky for Life is a popular lottery game played across 23 states and the District of Columbia, giving players the chance to win $1,000 a day (paid out as $7,000 weekly) for the rest of their lives, or the option to take home a lump sum of $5.75 million.
Tickets cost $2.00, with players choosing five main numbers from 1 to 48 and a Lucky Ball number between 1 and 18. Quick Pick is also available for those who prefer to play with random selections.
Colorado Lotto+ is a straightforward lottery game that costs $2.00 to play.
Participants choose six numbers from 1 to 40, or can go for a Quick Pick to enter with randomly chosen numbers. Each ticket includes a multiplier chosen at random, which multiplies all non-jackpot winnings by up to five times.
For an extra $1.00, players can enter the Plus draw - a secondary game that uses the same numbers - for various cash prizes and a minimum jackpot of $250,000.
Cash 5 is another straightforward lottery game, with entry costing just $1.00.
Players choose five numbers from 1 to 32, or can go for a Quick Pick to play with random selections.
Participants can play the instant-win EZ Match game for an additional $1.00, with prizes of up to $500 available on the spot.
With its multiple entry options, Pick 3 has betting stakes of $0.50, $1.00, $2.00 or $5.00.
Players must choose three numbers between 0 and 9, and because each number is chosen independently, it is possible to choose the same number two or three times if desired. Having chosen these numbers, participants then bet on matching all three numbers in the order drawn, in any order, or whether to split their stake equally between both options.
It is also possible to choose just two numbers and match them in exact order as the first or second pairs of numbers drawn.
The table below provides an overview of the schedule for each Colorado lottery game.
Although Pick 3 has the best odds, the most lucrative jackpots can be obtained through Mega Millions, Powerball and Lucky for Life. The advertised Colorado Lotto+ jackpots are based on the assumption that an annual payment will be taken, with the lump-sum value being about 50% of the advertised jackpot.
All Colorado Lottery games have Advance Play options, with the number of draws that can be entered at once being highlighted in the table below.
Known as Scratch Games in Colorado, scratch-offs have multiple prizes. Jackpots are typically proportional to the cost of the scratch-off itself.
Colorado Lottery scratch-offs range inprice from $1.00 to $50, with jackpots ranging from $50 to $3.5 million!
Lower-priced games have winning odds of around 1 in 5, with the more lucrative games having winning odds of around 1 in 2.5.
Detailed information about scratch-offs, prize tiers, payouts and odds is available on the official Colorado Lottery website .
The tables below highlight taxes payable on Colorado Lottery prizes.
Colorado Lottery Taxes for U.S. citizens and residents amount to 28% on prizes exceeding $5,001, as detailed below.
Colorado Lottery Taxes for non-U.S. citizens or non-residents amount to 34% on prizes exceeding $5,001, as detailed below.
There are multiple ways that winnings can be collected.
Prizes of $599 or less can be claimed:
Players are advised to check whether their local retailer is able to pay out prizes before travelling to make a claim.
Prizes exceeding $600 can be claimed:
All claims for prizes exceeding $600 must include the signed winning lottery ticket, a completed Prize Claim Form and a copy of a government-issued ID document.
While the value of the most lucrative Colorado Lottery scratch-offs change on a periodic basis, the biggest jackpot on offer is typically around $3.5 million.
No, tickets are only sold at authorized Colorado Lottery retailers.
Various levels of taxation apply on Colorado Lottery winnings, depending on residency and citizenship status.
For U.S. citizens and residents, 28% tax is levied on all Colorado Lottery prizes over $5,001, of which 4% is state tax and 24% is federal tax.
Non-U.S. citizens or non-residents pay 34% tax on all prizes over $5,001, of which 4% is state tax and 30% is federal tax.
Some Colorado lottery games pay out regular instalments or lump sums, while others pay out lump sums only.
All prizes claimed in person at Colorado Lottery retailers are paid out the same day, subject to the retailer having sufficient funds to pay out the prize.
All prizes claimed in person at a Colorado Lottery Claim Center are typically paid out the same day.
All prizes claimed by mail are processed in approximately two weeks, with the exception of Lucky for Life, which takes 20 to 60 days.
Players who win the Lucky for Life jackpot will receive weekly payments of $7,000 for the rest of their lives, or a lump sum of $5.75 million.
If there are multiple Lucky for Life jackpot winners, a lump sum of $5.75 million will be split between them.