Your Insider’s Guide to Colorado's Lotto

Biggest Colorado Lottery winner, in 2008, hit the jackpot of $11 million. Welcome to your comprehensive guide to Colorado's Lotto. Stay tuned for the latest information on jackpots, big win stories, statistics, and guidance on how to play.

Sorry, no results were found.

Sorry, no results were found.

Please click the link below to browse for alternative options.



Lotto is the Colorado Lottery's in-state jackpot game. The Colorado Lottery, run by the Colorado government, began in 1983 and Lotto began in January 1989 with a once a week draw only on Saturdays, however, the additional Wednesday night drawn commenced in July 1980. 

To play Lotto, you need to select six numbers from a field of 42. Prizes are awarded for matching 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the numbers drawn. The game has a "rolling" jackpot meaning that it will grow each drawing if the previous jackpot is not won. The jackpot usually begins at about $1 million although it is not set and depends upon ticket sales.

The probability of winning the Lotto jackpot is 1 in 5,245,786 and the overall probability of winning a prize is 1 in 35. Each play costs $1. The Colorado Lotto has  made over 370  millionaires to date.

Lottery Schedule

Drawings for this lotto are held on Wednesday, Saturday.

How to Play

To play Lotto collect a playslip and mark six numbers between 1 and 42. Or you may ask for a Quick Pick and allow the computer to randomly select your numbers for you. Each play costs $1.

Participating Countries

The following countries participate in Lotto - Colorado: USA.

Prize Structure

If you match all 6 numbers drawn then you will be a jackpot winner. However, there are other cash prizes to be won too, if you match either 5 of the 6 numbers drawn, 4 numbers or even just 3. All prize divisions are pari mutuel meaning that the prize is dependent upon ticket sales.

Grand Prize

$1,000,000 US Dollar.


The jackpot continues to roll over until it is hit by a winning player.

Notable Wins

Largest split prize for one drawing occurred on 9th October 1991 when ten winners shared $15 million dollars.

On 8 October 2008 one lucky Lotto player hit the jackpot of $11 million.

Distribution of Revenue

Prizes equal at least 50% of sales overall while 36% spent on Lotto tickets goes back to Colorado in the form of parks, trails, recreation and open space to keep Colorado beautiful.

Discover More

Online Casino Tournaments

Dive into the exciting world of online casino tournaments and competitions with the ultimate guide to daily, weekly, and monthly casino events. Discover exciting casino tournament variants, pros, cons, and what it takes to partake in them.

Read More

Bitcoin Casinos

Dive into the exciting world of Bitcoin gaming with the ultimate guide to BTC gambling. Discover the ins and outs of choosing an online Bitcoin casino, its bonuses, features, payment methods, payouts, anonymity features, and more. See how you can take your Bitcoin casino on the move with mobile solutions and compare your run-of-the-mill fiat currency wagers to Bitcoin ones in this detailed guide.

Read More

Highest Payouts Casinos

Dive into the exciting world of the highest payout casinos and discover their ins and outs. Understand how payouts work, what impact odds bear, what RTP is, and what kind of payouts you can expect from various casino games. Discover the benefits of the best payout casinos and more in this handy guide.

Read More

Important Notice

By visiting this site, you certify that you are over 18 years old, and you are giving your consent for us to set cookies. We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience, serve personalized ads or content, and analyze our traffic. Read More