The Connecticut Lottery is the official lottery in Connecticut which was launched in 49 years ago in 1971. The Connecticut Lottery offers quite a number of in-house drawing games together with two multi state lotteries namely Mega Millions and Powerball all of which are played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. According to the information on their official website, The CT Lottery has delivered more than $10 billion to date for many valuable programs and causes and this makes this lottery one of the best in the United States because it is there for the good of the society. The games which are currently offered by the CT Lottery are:
Fast Play Games
Lucky For Life
The CT Lottery consists of a number of games like the Cash 5, Play 3, Play 4 amongst other games and all these games have different rules and playstyles. This article will look at each game individually, clearly explaining what the game entails and how to play it.
Fast Play is a new product which is being offered by CT Lottery. Fast Play games are printed on-demand from a CT Lottery retailer terminal or self-serve CT Lottery vending machine. The first family of games is “Jumbo Bucks,” and is available at the $1, $2, and $5 price points. Fast Play progressive games are a series (or family) of games that all share the same name, appearance and playstyle, but are available at different price points (wager amounts).
Keno is one of the most popular games on the CT Lottery because it is drawn at four-minute intervals and has over 300 drawings daily giving punters several chances of winning great prizes ranging from $1 to $1,000,000. The drawings for Keno occur every 4 minutes from 5:04 AM – 1:56 AM. In order to play Keno, you must fill in a KENO play slip with the number of spots (numbers) you want to play per game. You must then choose from 1 to 10 spots and choose how much you want to wager on each game : $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10 or $20. Proceed by selecting the number of games in a row you want to play: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 or 20. You then need to mark your numbers from 1 to 80 or make use of the “Quick Pick” option which lets the computer randomly pick the numbers for you.
The Connecticut Lotto is a very popular and lucrative jackpot game from Connecticut , with its jackpot starting at $1 million and rolling over until it is won. The draws for this game are held every twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays at approximately 10:38pm. The Connecticut Lotto is a 6/44 lottery which means that it is made up of a set which consists of a total of 44 balls from 1-44, so in order for you to win the jackpot, you must match all your six selected numbers with the drawn ones. Do not despair if you miss out on the jackpot because there are also 3 other ways to win prizes in the game. It is important for you to realise that there is no bonus ball in this lottery. The overall odds of winning are 1 in 39.3. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 7,059,052.
The Powerball is a multi-state jackpot game which is very popular in the Carlifonia state. The lottery has two weekly drawings every Wednesday and Saturday and the draws are held at 9:59 p.m. CT after ticket sales have ended at 8:59 p.m. Powerball is a two set lottery and in order for you to play the Powerball, you must select 5 numbers from 1 to 69 and one number from 1 to 26 for the Powerball, the selection can be done manually or using the Quick Pick option which randomly makes your selections. Powerball is not a cheap lottery, each time you play the Powerball, you must part ways with $2 which is the cost of play and the Power Play option adds $1 per play.
MegaMillions is a very popular lottery which is played in a total of 45 states in the U.S. as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The lottery was launched in 1996 and has evolved through the years because when it was initially launched, it was referred to as the Big Game, it was relaunched in 2002 as The Big Game Mega Millions temporarily, before being renamed Mega Millions. The lottery is a 5/70 lottery and when you are playing Mega Millions, you must select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball, the selection can be done manually or using the Quick Pick option which randomly makes your selections. This lottery is one of the most lucrative lotteries in the world with its record jackpot a staggering $1.537 billion which was won in 2018. The ticket cost is $2 per ticket and you can add $1 for the Megaplier.
The Connecticut Cash5 is a popular daily game where you can win up to $100,000 which is the maximum. This lottery is a 5/39 lottery which means that you have to choose five numbers from 1 to 35 either manually or through the use of a pro-pick feature and if you manage to get all selections right, you will be the jackpot winner. For a chance to win additional prizes, you can add an additional number which is called the Kicker, and this sixth number is optional. You will be excited to know that there are prizes for getting 2 – 4 numbers correctly as well. The draws for the Connecticut Cash5 are held every evening at 10:29 p.m. The odds of winning the Connecticut Cash5 prize jackpot are 1 in 324,632.
The Connecticut Play3 is a popular lottery for the people of Connecticut, the game is very popular due to the fact that it is drawn daily thereby giving punters more and more opportunities of winning. The Connecticut Play3 gives punters opportunities of winning great prizes, starting from $25 up to $2,500 but you need to bear in mind that your payout is dependent on the playstyle you choose and your bet value. The playstyles available for this game are Straight, Box, Straight/Box, Combo and Pairs. When you are playing the Connecticut Play3 Night, you must pick a set of numbers from 000 to 999 and you will win the jackpot when your combination matches the winning draw numbers in exact order. The game has two draws namely the Connecticut Play3 Day and the Connecticut Play3 Night and both draws are drawn on a daily basis at 1:57pm and 10:29pm respectively.
The Connecticut Lottery Play4 is a game from Connecticut which has a jackpot of $5000 for each and every draw, but it is important however to note that the top prize you can attain depends on two things; firstly, how much you wager (You can bet in increments of $0.50 up to a maximum wager of $5)and the playstyle you choose. There are a total of four play styles namely Straight, Box, Straight / Box and Combo. When you are playing the Connecticut Lottery Play4 Night, you are required to pick 4 numbers, each from 0-9 and you need to realise that each number is independent from the other numbers. The Connecticut Lottery Play4 Night offers chances to win prizes from $104 up to $25,000 every night. The game has two draws namely the Connecticut Play4 Day and the Connecticut Play4 Night and both draws are drawn on a daily basis at 1:57pm and 10:29pm respectively.
Lucky for Life
Lucky for Life is a very popular game which originated from the state of Connecticut in 2012 but is now available in 26 states. The Lucky for Life game gives players the chance to win an huge amount of cash for many years to come which is really great because there are punters who lose their jackpots easily, but this system of releasing the money in batches is very good. Lucky for Life has two weekly which take place in Connecticut every Monday and Thursday. In order to play this lottery, you must select five numbers from 1 to 48 and one Lucky Ball from 1 to 18, you can do this manually or through the use of the Quick Pick option. If you manage to match all five main numbers plus the Lucky Ball, then you’ll win the jackpot.
When are the draws conducted?
Drawing times for the Connecticut games are different as they are separate games altogether. Below are the draw dates and times for all the draws;
Game Draw Days Draw Times*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 10:59 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 11:00 PM
Lucky for Life Monday & Thursday 10:38 PM
Lotto Tuesday & Friday 10:38 PM
Cash 5 Daily 10:29 PM
Play 3 Daily 1:57 PM and 10:29 PM
Play 4 Daily 1:57 PM and 10:29 PM
Lucky Links Daily 1:45 PM and 10:17 PM
Please note that for you to bet on the Connecticut Lottery, you can only purchase the Connecticut Lottery tickets through authorized retailers and the tickets are not sold over the phone, by mail, or on the Internet.
How to claim your prize if you win?
Please note that the original winning ticket is the only valid receipt for prize claims. A Lottery ticket is a bearer instrument, which means the person who possesses it is the owner. Your signature indicates that you are the owner.
Winning tickets up to $599 may be claimed in person at any CT Lottery Retailer.
Winning tickets up to $5,000 may be claimed in person at any High-Tier Claim Center, or in person at/or by mail to CT Lottery Headquarters (see Mailing Winning Lottery Tickets below).
Winning tickets $5,001 to $49,999 must be claimed in person or by mail to CT Lottery Headquarters (see Mailing Winning Lottery Tickets below).
Winning tickets $50,000 or larger must be claimed in person at CT Lottery Headquarters.