Inaugurated in 1983, the Colorado lottery is administered by the Colorado state government. In the beginning, it used to sell only lottery tickets but shortly it started it’s first drawing on April 23, 1983, which is 3 months after the inauguration, January 24, 1983. Integrity, efficiency, and entertainment are the three things that they run by. Being a self-funded organization, the Colorado Lottery doesn’t receive any support from the state’s General Fund. All the funds required to run the lottery come exclusively from the business revenue.
Colorado Lottery is a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association and the revenues of the Colorado Lottery is directed by the state constitutional amendment which is approved by voters. 50% of the lottery proceeds are distributed to the lands trusts and local governments by the Great Outdoors Colorado. Additionally, 40% of the lottery proceeds goes to the Conversation Trust Fund while 10% to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Once the GOCO distribution cap is met, proceeds are distributed to the Building Excellent Schools Today fund. Colorado Lottery has invested more than 3 billion dollars in protecting Colorado’s wilderness and many more activities such as building parks, pools, trails and many more other recreational spots.
In-house draw games offered by the Colorado Lottery
Colorado Lottery offers three types of draw games which are quite popular among the crowds. They are both fun and entertaining. All the Colorado lottery results get updated on the website, as soon as they’re out.
- Pick 3
It is being played since at the Colorado lottery since April 2013. The game is very simple and easy to play. The draw is of 3 digits, each zero through nine. The wagers range from 50 cents to 5 dollars. Front pair, Back pair, Exact order, and Any order are the four types of wagers available. You can win up to $250 from a 50 cent Exact order.
- Cash 5
Being started in 1996, Cash 5 became an instant hit. The simple and fun nature of the game made it the favorite of many a person. The players need to pick five numbers out of 32 or prefer to do a Lotto quick pick. A ticket costs $1 and the player needs to be 18 years or older.
- Colorado Lotto
The Colorado Lotto began in 1989. In the beginning, it was drawn only on Saturdays. On July 18, 1990, the inclusion of Wednesday drawings happened. In this game, the player needs to choose 6 out of 42 number or also can prefer to do a Lotto quick pick. The price of one ticket is $1 with the player being 18 or older.
The Colorado Lottery offers some multi-jurisdictional games such as Lucky for life, Powerball, and Mega Millions. These can be a fun-filled alternative for the people who like variety other than traditional lottery games.
- Q - Can I purchase Colorado Lottery tickets on the internet?
A - No.
- Q - What’s the consequence of losing a Colorado Lottery winning ticket?
A - Protect your ticket as if it’s your money. Sign the back of your ticket and fill in your address, anyone who possesses the ticket can claim unless it’s signed.
For details of Colorado lottery and latest news visit Colorado Lottery Official Website