Frequently Asked Questions

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How much does Pick 3 cost?

How can I choose my Pick 3 numbers?

How many Pick 3 bets/plays will print out on one ticket?

Can Pick 3 tickets be cancelled?

Where can I purchase a Pick 3 ticket?

Where and when are Pick 3 drawings held?

Can I purchase Pick 3 tickets for more than one drawing? Do you offer online subscriptions for Pick 3?

Why did the Lottery introduce Pick 3?

Where can I get winning numbers for Pick 3?

What are the odds of winning Pick 3? How can I tell if I’ve won, and how much I’ve won?

How long do I have to claim my Pick 3 winnings?

Where do Pick 3 proceeds go?

I matched two numbers. Why didn't I win?

What are the odds in Powerball?

What are the key differences between Powerball and Mega Millions?

When can I purchase Powerball tickets?

What states, other than Colorado, participate in Powerball?

What is Power Play? What happened to the Power Play multiplier when the game went up in price to $2?

Are subscriptions available for Powerball? Can I buy Powerball tickets online?

Do I have to match the numbers in the exact order drawn?

What is Advance Play?

What is the percentage of people who choose Quick Picks versus those who pick their own numbers?

How many Holiday Raffle tickets will be sold?

How can I find winning Powerball numbers?

At what amount do Powerball jackpots begin?

When did Colorado join Powerball?

Why is there a difference between the cash payouts in the Powerball and Mega Millions games?

Is the cash amount the jackpot amount after taxes?

What are the odds in Mega Millions?

When can I purchase Mega Millions tickets?

What states other than Colorado participate in Mega Millions?

When did Colorado join Mega Millions?

What is Megaplier?

Are subscriptions available for Mega Millions?

What is Advance Play?

What is the percentage of people who choose Quick Picks versus those who pick their own numbers?

When and where are the drawings held?

At what amount does the Mega Millions jackpot begin?

What are the jackpot payout options?

What does the cash value equal for Mega Millions?

How long do I have to collect a Mega Millions prize?

What happens to Mega Millions payments if the winner dies before collecting?

What happens if I lose a ticket?

What are the key differences between Powerball and Mega Millions?

How can I find winning Mega Millions numbers?

Why do Mega Millions and Powerball show different Cash Option amounts for similar-sized jackpots?

What are the odds in Lotto?

How can I find winning Lotto numbers?

When can I purchase Lotto tickets?

Are subscriptions available for Lotto?

What is Advance Play?

How are Lotto drawings held?

Where do I find Lotto prize payouts?

What is the starting jackpot for Lotto?

Why doesn't the Lottery pay out more for smaller prizes in Lotto drawings?

How much does a Holiday Raffle ticket cost?

Where do I purchase Holiday Raffle tickets?

How many Holiday Raffle tickets will be available at each Lottery retailer?

May I select my own numbers for the Holiday Raffle?

After I have purchased a Holiday Raffle ticket, can I change my mind?

How many Raffle tickets will be available for Holiday Raffle?

How long do I have to claim my Holiday Raffle prize?

When do sales start for Holiday Raffle?

Can I purchase several Holiday Raffle numbers on the same ticket?

What is the top prize for Holiday Raffle?

How will prizes be paid out?

How will I know when the drawing occurs?

How can I find out the winning numbers?

What happens if all 999,999 tickets are not sold?

How can I find winning Cash 5 numbers?

When can I purchase Cash 5 tickets?

Are subscriptions available for Cash 5?

What is Advance Play?

How are Cash 5 drawings held?

How can I tell if my Scratch game has expired?

How can I find out how many top prizes remain in a Scratch game?

Where can I find information on winners on your Web site?

Where do I find second-chance drawing information?

If the odds for a Scratch game are 1 in 4, why don't I win if I buy four tickets?

How are Scratch tickets distributed?

I bought x number of tickets in a row and didn’t hit one winner. How can you say the odds advertised on your tickets are accurate?

Can citizens receive sample void Scratch tickets from the Lottery?

How are the proceeds from the Colorado Lottery distributed?

How do I go about recommending a project for Lottery funding?

How can I contact my local parks and recreation services provider?

Where can I find out about Lottery job opportunities?

How do I unsubscribe from your email alerts?

I forgot my password, how do I retrieve it?

How do I stop receiving text messages from you?

Why am I not getting my email alerts that I signed up to receive?

Why aren't winning numbers updated within a specific time period on the website?

How can I claim a Lottery prize?

Can I buy Colorado Lottery tickets by phone, mail, or on the Internet?

What happens if I lose a winning ticket?

I am not a citizen of the United States. Am I allowed to purchase Colorado Lottery tickets and claim my winnings?

I went to redeem a ticket recently and received a message stating “not allowed to cash.” I know the ticket is a winner, so what’s going on and how do I claim my prize?

I received an email saying that I won the Lottery. Is this legitimate?

What happens to the annuity when a jackpot winner dies?

What is the percentage of Federal and State withholding taxes that are deducted from my prize? Am I subject to any other deductions?

How are the drawings conducted for Jackpot games?

Is it possible to purchase Colorado Lottery tickets online or through the mail?

Can I buy tickets on the Internet?

How can I claim a prize for a Colorado Lottery ticket if I live outside the state?

Can I charge the purchase of Lottery tickets?

Can minors purchase Lottery tickets and/or claim prizes?

How long do I have to claim/redeem a winning ticket?

What kinds of second-chance drawings does the Lottery conduct?

I tried to enter a Scratch second-chance drawing and the system would not accept the Scratch ticket number I entered. What could be the problem?

I saw something advertising your second-chance drawings on the back of one my tickets. Which games qualify and how do I enter?

How are second-chance drawings conducted?

Where is the number on the ticket to enter the second-chance drawing?

How will I be notified if I win a second-chance drawing?

Where can I find a list of second-chance drawing winners?

Which games have second-chance drawings?