Colorado Lottery General Information
Colorado Lotteries Drawing Days and Times
The following table lists the drawing schedule of all Colorado lottery games. Drawing times are local and approximate.
|Game||Draw Days||Draw Time|
|Cash 5||Everyday||7:35 p.m|
|Lotto||Wednesday and Saturday||7:35 p.m|
|Powerball||Wednesday and Saturday||9 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||Tuesday and Friday||9 p.m.|
Colorado Lottery Games - Types, Top Prizes, Odds
The following is a compact summary of each Colorado lottery game. It includes a brief description of how to play a game, the top
prizes/jackpots, and the odds of winning the top prize. You can click on a game name for detailed information.
|Game||Game Type||Top Pize||Top Pize Odds|
|Cash 5||Select 5 numbers from 1 to 32||$20,000||1 in 201,376|
|Lotto||Select 6 numbers from 1 to 42||$1,000,000|
|1 in 5,245,786|
|Powerball||Select 5 numbers, 1 through 59 |
+ 1 red Powerball number, 1 through 35
|1 in 175,223,510|
|Mega Millions||Select 5 white numbers, 1 through 56 |
+ 1 Megaball number, 1 through 46
|1 in 175,711,536|
Top prizes listed with "rollover" are the starting amount. The Jackpot prizes will grow after every draw until someone wins.
Pari-mutuel prize structure means players' winnings are determined by dividing the prize pool allocated for that winning category by the
number of winners.
Colorado Lottery General Rules and Regulations
The following are the most prominent rules and regulations that the player should be aware of before playing the Colorado lottery games.
- You must be 18 years or older to purchase Colorado Lottery tickets. Howevr, tickets can be purchased as gifts for
people under 18 years-old. Anyone under the age of 18 must have received the ticket as a gift to claim the prize
- Colorado Lottery tickets are not sold by phone, mail, or on the Internet
- Losing a Lottery ticket is like losing cash. Protect yourself by signing the back of your ticket and filling in your address.
Unless signed, anyone who has the ticket can file a claim.The Colorado Lottery is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets
- You do not have to be a citizen of the United States to purchase Colorado Lottery tickets. The only difference is you will be
taxed at a higher rate than citizens. Non-citizens are taxed at 34% (30% Federal; 4% State).
- Colorado Lottery prizes must be claimed within 180 days from the drawing date.
- Please see also the Colorado Lottery FAQs page
Claiming Prizes of the Colorado Lottery
The Lottery offers players a number of ways to claim prizes. You can mail the signed ticket to the Lottery's Pueblo
Headquarters with a Lottery claim form, or in person at any one of the Lottery's four claims centers. Winning Powerball jackpots
must be claimed at either the Lottery's Pueblo headquarters or Denver claims center. Lotto jackpots may be claimed at any of the Lottery's four offices. Click the link below for information on how to claim and to access the Lottery's claim form.
Click here for more information on claiming prizes
Where do the Colorado Lottery profits go?
Billion has been returned to the state for parks, recreation, open space, conservation education and wildlife projects
since the Lottery started in 1983. The recipients were:
- Conservation Trust Fund
- Colorado Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation
- Great Outdoors Colorado
- School Health and Safety
Information on Each Colorado Lottery Game
Further information on each Colorado lottery lottery game such as how to play, how to win, prizes, etc., is available on
this site at the following pages.
US-Lotteries.com is not in any way affiliated with the Colorado Lottery. The information listed here is just a summary of important facts
extracted from Colorado Lottery web site. The main purpose of US-Lotteries.com is to present statistics and analysis of winning numbers, plus, online
tools and calculators such as wheels and combinations generators. Click below to see the contents of the tools available for each game.