What was the largest Powerball jackpot ever won in Colorado?
The largest lottery prize Colorado ever awarded to a Powerball winner was $90 million in August, 2014, to Claude G., a tow truck driver from Rifle, a small western Colorado. (A few previous Colorado lottery winners also have only identified themselves by their first name and an initial.) However, the largest amount ever won is still unclaimed. In September, 2017, the Colorado Lottery announced there was a winner for the Powerball $133.2 million Jackpot, but no one has come forward to claim it yet. The winner has until March 15, 2018 to claim the prize.
Can I stay anonymous if I win the lottery in Colorado?
The answer is yes. Colorado, along with a handful of other states including Connecticut, Vermont and Massachusetts, allow anonymity if the winners claim their cash prize through a trust. A bill was introduced in the Colorado legislature in 2015 to allow lottery winners to remain anonymous, but it never became law. So when you win the lottery, first cheer a lot. Second, contact an attorney to set up a trust to collect your lottery winnings without disclosing your name as the ticket holder.
How Much Tax Do I Have To Pay if I win the Colorado lottery?
If your winnings are under $600, the amount is not reported to the IRS. But your winnings are still considered taxable income and should be reported on your tax return as “Other Income.” Win more than $600 and you’ll need to collect from the Colorado Lottery commission and provide your name, address and Social Security number. The Colorado Lottery will send you Form W2-G at the end of the year. You may be able to deduct money you lost from gambling on your taxes if you itemize and file a Schedule A.
On this page, you’ll find the lottery results for every Colorado Lottery game plus lottery results for the Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries. Next to the draw date for each game, you’ll also see 4 icons. Click on the icon that looks like a gear for any Colorado Lottery game.
Next, you’ll see a chart that displays the hot, cold and overdue numbers for the specific game. These numbers are based on the last 50 draws.
The “Hot Numbers” are the numbers that have been chosen most frequently during the past 50 draws. The “Cold Numbers,” conversely, are the numbers that have been chosen the fewest times during the past 50 draws.
Here’s why hot and cold numbers are important and produce “Overdue Numbers.” Typically numbers that have been out for six games or less account for about half of future winning numbers. Losing numbers that have been out for 9 games or less account for about two-thirds of all the winning numbers. And losing numbers that have been out for 12 games or less account for about three-quarters of all the winning numbers. Therefore based on cold numbers, you can generate a list of overdue numbers. But to realize your best chance of winning the lottery, you need to make sure to include a hot number as well.
This combination of winning, losing, and overdue lottery numbers produces the second table called Combinations.
The Combinations chart suggests numbers based on the reasoning above and avoids patterns and the “lucky” number syndrome. Selecting numbers in mathematical patterns or lucky numbers based on birthdays or anniversaries is extremely popular. However, if you win with these numbers, you’ll share your prize with multiple winners, reducing the amount of money you will receive. You might win a $30 million jackpot, but if 5,000 people chose the same number, you’ll be getting only $6,000. Therefore, stick with these winning combinations of hot and cold Colorado Lottery numbers