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Pick Your Numbers

Select 5 from 69 numbers and 1 out of 26 numbers for the Powerball. Use a Playslip to choose your numbers or check the QP (Quick Pick) box for randomly generated numbers. Or, simply ask your retailer for a Powerball Quick Pick!

Buy Your Ticket

Ticket buyers must be at least 18. Powerball tickets cost $2 and are available at most Colorado retailers. Add the Power Play option for an extra $1 per line of play and multiply your winnings up to ten times the original amount (excluding jackpot and Match 5 prize)*. The Power Play multiplier (2, 3, 4, 5 or 10) is drawn before the Powerball winning numbers. The Power Play 10X multiplier applies only to drawings with jackpot amounts of $40 million to $150 million.

Lottery games may be purchased using a debit card where accepted by retailers (not all retailers accept debit cards). Lottery tickets can never be purchased with a credit card.

Play Multiple Drawings

Purchase up to 13 weeks (26 drawings) in advance with Advance Play. Just check the Advance Play box on the Playslip or ask your retailer for it. You’ll play the same numbers for all drawings.

Check Your Winnings

Have winning numbers sent to your cell phone or email address: sign up for MyLottery. Winning numbers are also available from retailers, your local newspaper, on the late news on some television stations, and right here!

*Powerball officials may reduce prize levels for Powerball and/or Power Play, including the Match 5+0 prize, when the number of winner claims exceed the available prize fund for a given draw. In this instance, dollars allocated to each prize level impacted will be divided equally among all winners.

To play Powerball, select 5 from 69 numbers and 1 out of 26 numbers for the Powerball, and check back on Wednesday and Saturday nights to see if you won!

Claim Winnings

Are You a Powerball Winner?

Winners of $599 or Less

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.

Winners of $600 or More

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. Please allow one to two weeks for processing, and a check will be mailed to you. Incomplete forms may result in a delay.

Powerball Jackpot Winners

Powerball jackpot winners are encouraged to claim their prize at the Denver Claim Center.

Seek financial advice before claiming the jackpot prize; consider these questions:

Cash or Annuity?

Do you want to receive your prize in the form of an annuity (a series of fixed payments paid at regular intervals over a specified period), or in one lump sum payment? The cash value of the jackpot is approximately 50 percent of the advertised, estimated (annuitized) jackpot. If you choose an annuity, you’ll be paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years. Subsequent annuity payments will be made yearly close to the anniversary date of the claim. The choice you make is binding and irrevocable. You have 60 days from the date your ticket is validated to decide how to be paid.

What’s the best way to share a prize?

If you decide to “split” the prize, one person is designated as the prize recipient, signs the winning Powerball 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.

Come prepared.

Complete the Colorado Lottery Prize Claim Form. You’ll have to complete additional forms provided by the Colorado Lottery including a Powerball Grand Prize Election Form.

Bring a photo I.D. and your Social Security number, if you have one. Acceptable identification includes: driver’s license, passport, military ID card, green card – or any form of government-issued identification with photo.

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 and will be furnished to media upon request.

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.

You’ll be asked to have your picture taken which will appear on our “Wall of Winners,” our website, and our Facebook and Twitter social media outlets.

Think You’re a Winner?

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.

Complete a Colorado Lottery Claims Form before claiming prizes of $600 or more.

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