The Colorado Lottery introduced a third weekly drawing for Colorado Lotto+ on September 25. This new drawing will take place on Mondays, and adds to the existing Wednesday and Saturday drawings.
The rules for the new Monday drawing will be consistent with the existing Colorado Lotto+ drawings. Players can select six numbers from a pool of 40, or they can opt for a Quick Pick. It’s important to note that players must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Colorado Lottery, and tickets for Colorado Lotto+ cost $2 each.
Each ticket will continue to offer a variable multiplier (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X), and players can choose to add the “Plus” option for an additional $1. Opting for “Plus” provides a second draw opportunity with a prize of $250,000.
The decision to add a third weekly drawing is aimed at generating larger jackpots and increasing the number of cash prizes and jackpots awarded annually. Colorado Lottery also noted the move aligns with industry best practices, as both Powerball and Mega Millions have also added a third drawing in recent years.
Tom Seaver, the director of the Colorado Lottery, emphasized that this decision was made in response to player demand.
He stated: “By adding a third draw day for our own home state jackpot game, we are giving players what they have been asking for, which is the opportunity to win more prizes. As we increase revenue, in a responsible way, we are able to help fund even more important projects that support parks, trails, recreation, conservation, wildlife, and schools in our growing state.”