Nov. 7, 2014 -The Colorado Lottery is getting some new vending machines, and players will be excited to know that starting Sunday, Nov. 9, they’ll be able to purchase tickets for jackpot games from vending machines.
The new vending machines will also carry scratch-offs, just like before, but playing jackpot games will never have been so convenient.
Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto and Cash 5 will all be available through the new vending machines, and players will also be able to purchase Powerball tickets with Power Play and Mega Millions tickets with Megaplier.
Players can buy quick picks with the touch of a button, but the new vending machines will also take play slips from anyone who wants to choose their own numbers.
That means no more waiting in checkout lines just to get your tickets, and it also means players will be able to check their own tickets for winnings at the new machines.
Special scanners are built into the vending machines so players can scan the barcodes on their own tickets and see if they’ve won right away. If the screen reads “winner,” however, you’ll still have to claim prizes from the Lottery or get paid at the cash register of a lottery retailer.