General information about Lotto Colorado
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in January, 1989, or 30 years, 7 months and 29 days ago. CO Lotto is currently available only in Colorado. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as CO Lotto. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. At the very beginning, however, drawings were held only on Saturdays, while Wednesday drawings were added on July 18, 1990. The lottery is operated by Colorado Lottery. In case you want to know more about Colorado Lottery, here is their official website: https://www.coloradolottery.com/en/games/lotto. USA Colorado Lotto results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Colorado Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- phone number: 1 800 999 2959
- mail address to claim prizes: Colorado Lottery, PO BOX 7, Pueblo, CO 81002
- Headquarters address: 225 N Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check USA Colorado Lotto results
USA Colorado Lotto results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Colorado Lottery in Pueblo. At the moment, draws are held two times a week. To be more precise, they are held on Wednesday and Saturday, at 7:35 p.m. Mountain Time. The numbers are drawn using random number generator. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on January 24, 1989, or 30 years, 7 months and 29 days ago.
How it works: picking up USA Colorado Lotto numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 6 / 42. As you can see, players are to choose six main USA Colorado Lotto numbers from the range between 1 and 42 USA Colorado Lotto numbers. There are neither bonus, nor additional numbers.
Lotto Colorado winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers four prize categories. A great news is that in case no winner is found, the CO Lotto top prize rolls over to the next draw. For now, it accounts for $1 million. This is the minimum amount, while the biggest CO Lotto jackpot ever has reached $27 million. It was set on March 25, 1992, or 27 years, 5 months and 28 days ago. Just for your interest, the winning numbers were 03, 04, 11, 12, 19, and 41. The prize was won by Boulder college student Kim Walker. As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 5,245,786. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the six main USA Colorado Lotto numbers. An interesting fact: there were 419 Lotto jackpot winners since the game began. For more information, please look at the table below:
% of prize pool
1 : 5,245,786
1 : 24,287
1 : 556
1 : 37
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 35.
Lotto Colorado prices
The minimum cost of playing is $1. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, too.
Hot and cold USA Colorado Lotto numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 03, 14, 35, 02, 16, and 05. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 04, 32, 33, 12, 37, and 20.
Payouts of Lotto Colorado prizes
In case you happen to win CO Lotto jackpot, be ready to decide between the lump sum and annual payments. Whatever you choose, the top prize is to be claimed at Denver Claim Center. As for prizes of other categories, amounts under $599 may be claimed at local retailers or Lottery Claim Centers. Winners of $599 will have to visit the Colorado Lottery Claim Center in person. Apart from this, prizes may be claimed by mail. Unfortunately, CO Lotto winnings are subject to taxation: 25% Federal and 4% State tax for prizes over $5,000 for the US citizens. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within 180 days from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of USA Colorado Lotto results.