Check with your local retailer to see if they’ll award you your prize, or visit and claim at any of our four Lottery Claim Centers. Mail your signed winning ticket to Colorado Lottery, PO BOX 7, Pueblo, CO 81002. Please allow one to two weeks for processing, and a check will be mailed to you. You must claim at a Colorado Lottery Claim Center in person or you can mail your completed Colorado Lottery Prize Claim Form and signed winning ticket to Colorado Lottery, PO BOX 7, Pueblo, CO 81002. Incomplete forms may result in a delay. Lotto jackpot winners are encouraged to claim their prize at the Denver Claim Center. If you choose an annuity, you’ll be paid in 25 annual installments with the first annuity payment being 2.
What’s the best way to share a prize? Lotto ticket, and distributes the money. Where will you put your money? There are FDIC regulations that need to be considered when depositing large sums of money. Contact your financial institution for more information. Complete the Colorado Lottery Prize Claim Form. You’ll have to complete additional forms provided by the Colorado Lottery including a Lotto Grand Prize Election Form. Social Security number, if you have one. Call ahead to the Denver Claims Center at 303-759-3552 or 800-999-2959 and let us know when you’ll be coming in to claim the jackpot. What you can expect when you win the jackpot.
As part of the Open Records Act, we are required to release to the public your name, hometown, amount you won and the game you played. This information will be posted on coloradolottery. You will be interviewed by the Colorado Lottery Media Relations team and a press release will be distributed to local media outlets. You may also be asked to participate in a press conference to answer questions directly from reporters. Our Media Relations team will work closely with you to ensure your comfort with the process. Facebook and Twitter social media outlets. Double check your numbers and be sure they’re for the draw date printed on your ticket. Sign the back of your ticket to protect you against loss or theft.
Only one signature will be accepted. Find answers to common questions in our robust FAQ. What Happens to Lottery Winnings if You Die Before Payments Are All Paid Out? Winning the lottery is a fantasy for people who imagine the wonderful things they could buy with the winnings, the trips they could take and the freedom they could have to never work again. While you want to be able to enjoy your winnings personally, you also want to ensure your family will be taken care of should you die before all those winnings are paid out. Annuity vs Cash Option Lottery winners have two options for payment: cash or annuity. With the cash option, winners receive all their payments up front. This amount will be less than the publicized jackpot amount but equal to the amount available in the jackpot prize pool.
Winners who receive their winnings up front can determine how those winnings are distributed upon their death. Beneficiary Depending on the rules of your state, you may elect to choose a beneficiary to receive the remaining payments of your prize. Unfortunately, most states only allow for one beneficiary to be named, which can pose problems if you have more than one heir you wish to bequeath assets to. Check with the rules of your state lottery commission to review your beneficiary options. Your Estate If no beneficiary was chosen, your winnings would be sent to your estate for distribution to your heirs. If you have not made final arrangements and don’t leave a will, the state will distribute those assets according to the law. Each state has a different way to process estates with and without a will.