In re Marriage of Bohn
In In re Marriage of Bohn, 8 P.3d 539 (Colo.Ct.App. 2000) the Court held that the $ 816,000.00 received by the father who chose the cash option on a $ 1.2 million lottery prize should be included in his gross income for child support purposes.
The Court refused to create an exclusion for lottery winnings from the broad statutory definition of "gross income" and indicated the trial court had the discretion to deviate from the guidelines in determining the actual child support obligation.
The Court held that the principal amount of the winnings should be included in the year received and that any additional income received in subsequent years from investment of the principal amount should also be included as income when received.