The Connecticut Lottery Corporation, also simply known as the CT lottery began in 1971 with its first ticket being sold on February 15, 1972. The then government official, Governor Thomas J. Meskill has permitted the license by signing the Public Act No. 865. There are a wide variety of in-house drawing games that are being offered at the Connecticut Lottery. It also takes participation in Mega Millions and Powerball which are played in 44 states in addition to the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. The Connecticut Lottery still offers the original lottery under the name of Connecticut Classic Lotto.
Draw games offered by the Connecticut Lottery:
The Connecticut lottery currently offers seven types of draw games which are simple and easy to participate.
This game is drawn twice a day, once in the day and once at night. It’s a 3 digit style game for which the tickets cost in fifty cent and multiples of it. Straight, box and pairs are the three types of bets that are involved in this game. All three digits have to be in an order for the Straight bet to be won. Box bet involves all the three digits to be in any order. Any two digits pairs should be drawn in the pairs bet.
This game is very similar to the play3 except for it to be played a 4-digit manner.
A nightly game which comes under the category of five-number games. Introduced as Cash lotto in the year 1992, it used to be drawn only on Sundays in the beginning. In 1995, the introduction of three nights a week draws took place. After the introduction of the kicker option, the name has been changed to Cash 5. The player should pick five winning numbers from 35. The usual cost of this game is $1 but if a player wants to add kicker option to their game, an additional fifty cents are required. Kicker option activates more opportunities to win.
Drawn on Tuesday and Friday nights, Lotto! Is the in-house jackpot game of the Connecticut lottery. The original name of this game used to be Connecticut lotto back in 1983. With a 6/44 matrix, this games involved the drawing of six numbers from 44.
- Lucky Links
The state’s latest and hottest draw game, Lucky links began on April 26, 2015. This draw game is played very similarly to the infamous tic-tac-toe. Each ticket comes with eight numbers along with a free space having the $ sign. The price of each play is two dollars. In order to win a cash prize, the player needs to make a minimum of two complete diagonal, vertical or horizontal lines. A cash prize of $50,000 is awarded to the player who completed the board.
The Connecticut lottery has started offering the Keno on April 25, 2016. The drawing takes place at each 4-minute interval. Almost three hundred drawings take place in a day. Instead of being 21, a keno player needs to be 18 or older.
In addition to the above-mentioned draw games, the Connecticut lottery also offers several multi-jurisdictional games such as Lucky for life, Powerball, and Mega Millions.
Q - What is the expiry date of prize-winning tickets?
A - 180 calendar days for the draw game prizes.
Q - Can a Connecticut lottery ticket be purchased with a debit or credit card?
A - Lottery tickets can only be purchased with cash, money orders, prepaid gas cards, debit cards and much more but not a credit card.
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