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LOTTO: CO Lotto Celebrates $4 Billion in Proceeds for its 40th Birthday!

The Colorado Lottery hit $4 billion in proceeds on the 40th birthday!  The Colorado Lottery hit $4 billion in proceeds yesterday on the 40th anniversary of its first Scratch ticket and of giving back to Colorado parks, trails, recreation, wildlife, open space and schools over the last 40 years. The Colorado Lottery was created in 1983 to create new revenue through the responsible sale of Lottery games to support Colorado’s greatest assets -- the outdoors and schools. An additional revenue source for the state, the Lottery is an enterprise, which means it is 100% self-funded.

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DMV: Historic Colorado 150th Anniversary License Plate Contest -- Voting Now Open

Voting is now underway in the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles’ Historic Colorado Contest, which first asked residents to design — and now empowers them to choose the Centennial State’s 150th anniversary license plate.

Coloradans can vote online until Feb. 15, 2023. There they will be able to vote in two different divisions — 13 and older, and younger than 13. The winning design of the 13-and-older division will be used to make the 150th anniversary license plate.

After the votes have been tallied, Gov. Jared Polis and the DMV will unveil the chosen design as well as present both winners with a $1,000 grant as well as a commemorative license plate.

Cast Your Vote Here

TAX: New Colorado Bag Fees

In 2021, the Colorado General Assembly enacted House Bill 21-112. Between January 1, 2023, and January 1, 2024, a store may furnish a recycled paper carryout bag or a single-use plastic carryout bag to a customer at the point of sale if the customer pays a fee or 10 cents per bag or a higher fee adopted by the municipality or county in which the store is located. Beginning January 1, 2024, the act prohibits stores and retail food establishments from providing single-use plastic carryout bags to customers. A store may furnish only a recycled paper carryout bag to a customer at the point of sale at a fee of 10 cents per bag or a higher fee imposed by the municipality or county in which the store is located. 

Colorado Bag Fees