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Founded in June 1971, the first Connecticut Lottery draw took place in February of the following year. The Connecticut Lottery offers a wide range of multi-jurisdictional and locally run games, including opportunities to win significant sums of money every day.
Proceeds from the Connecticut Lottery go to the state’s General Fund to support multiple public services and initiatives, including health and human services, education and employee benefit programs.
Powerball is a world-famous lottery renowned for its long odds and often lucrative jackpots.
Powerball tickets cost $2.00, with players choosing five numbers between 1 and 69 plus a Powerball number between 1 and 26. Players can choose their numbers manually or go for a Quick Pick. A Power Play option is also available, costing $1.00 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.
Mega Millions is another world-renowned lottery that’s even harder to win than Powerball, but with a very similar format.
As with Powerball, tickets cost $2.00.
Players must choose five numbers between 1 and 70 and a Mega Ball number between 1 and 25, with a Quick Pick option also being available for those wishing to play with random selections. Mega Millions has an additional Megaplier option for $1.00 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.
Lucky for Life is a popular lottery game played across 23 states and the District of Columbia, giving players the chance to win $1,000 a day (paid out as $365,000 annually) for the rest of their lives, or the option to take home a lump sum of $5.75 million.
Tickets cost $2.00, with players choosing five main numbers from 1 to 48 and a Lucky Ball number between 1 and 18. Quick Pick is also available for those who prefer to play with random selections.
Keno has multiple entry and stake-based options, as well as the opportunity to enhance the base prize by adding a prize multiplier.
Players must decide on how many numbers to match from 1 to 10, before choosing the relevant number of selections between 1 and 80. Quick Picks are available for players who wish to enter with random selections. Participants must then choose a stake of $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00, $10 or $20.
Players can also add a BONUS MULTIPLIER to double their stake. This BONUS MULTIPLIER is chosen before each draw, including the possibility of a “0” being drawn.
Note that the maximum available prize is $1 million, irrespective of initial stakes and bonus multipliers.
Lotto! is a straightforward lottery game, with entry costing just $1.00.
Participants choose six numbers from 1 to 44, or can go for a Quick Pick to enter with random selections.
Cash5 is another straightforward lottery that costs just $1.00 to play.
Participants choose five numbers from 1 to 35, or can go for a Quick Pick to enter with random selections. Players can add a Kicker to their ticket for an extra $0.50, by choosing an additional number between 1 and 35, which cannot match any of the original selections. As well as unlocking additional prize tiers and payouts, players can effectively swap out one of their main numbers for the Kicker if it is duplicated.
Play4 is a Pick 4 game with multiple entry options, with stakes being available in increments of $0.50, from $0.50 to $5.00.
Players must choose four numbers from 0 to 9, and because each number is chosen independently, the same number can be chosen repeatedly if desired. Participants then choose whether to bet on matching their numbers in the order drawn, in any order, or to split their stake equally between both options.
Players can also choose a Combo entry, for a ticket with every possible combination of the four player-chosen numbers.
Participants can also wager against matching the first or final pairs of numbers drawn, or the first and final numbers drawn, all taken as Pairs bets.
Finally, players can add a Wild Ball to their ticket to double the stake. The Wild Ball number is drawn after each game and can be used as a replacement number when the result is only a single digit from winning a prize. Note that while adding the Wild Ball improves prize-winning odds, prizes will be paid out at a lower value.
Play3 is a Pick 3 game with multiple entry options, with stakes being available in increments of $0.50, from $0.50 to $5.00.
Players must choose three numbers from 0 to 9, and because each number is chosen independently, the same number can be chosen repeatedly if desired. Participants then choose whether to bet on matching their numbers in the order drawn, in any order, or to split their stake equally between both options.
There is also the option to choose a Combo entry, for a ticket with every possible combination of the three player-chosen numbers.
Players can also add a Wild Ball to their ticket to double the stake. The Wild Ball number is drawn after each game and can be used as a replacement number when the result is only a single digit from winning a prize. Note that while adding the Wild Ball improves prize-winning odds, prizes will be paid out at a lower value.
The table below provides an overview of the schedule for each Connecticut lottery game.
Although Pick 3 has the best odds, the most lucrative jackpots can be obtained through Mega Millions, Powerball and Lucky for Life.
All Connecticut Lottery games have Advance Play options, with the number of draws that can be entered at once being highlighted in the table below.
Known as Scratch Games in Connecticut, scratch-offs have multiple prizes. Jackpots are typically proportional to the cost of the scratch-off itself.
Connecticut Lottery scratch-offs range inprice from $1.00 to $30, with jackpots ranging from $100 to $1 million!
Lower-priced games typically have winning odds of around 1 in 5, with the more lucrative games having winning odds of around 1 in 3.
Scratch Games are removed from sale as soon as all jackpots have been claimed, with players then having a further 180 days to claim any prizes.
Detailed information about scratch-offs, prize tiers, payouts and odds is available on the official Connecticut Lottery website .
The tables below highlight taxes payable on Connecticut Lottery prizes.
Connecticut Lottery Taxes for U.S. citizens and residents amount to 6.99% on prizes between $600 and $5,000, as detailed below.
Connecticut Lottery Taxes for U.S. citizens and residents amount to 30.99% on prizes exceeding $5,000, as detailed below.
Connecticut Lottery Taxes for non-U.S. citizens or non-residents amount to 36.99% on all prizes exceeding $5,000, as detailed below.
There are multiple ways that winnings can be collected in Connecticut.
Prizes of $599 or less can be claimed:
Note that some retailers may have policies regarding how much cash is available to employees and the amount that can be paid out. Players are therefore advised to check whether retailers are able to make payouts before travelling.
Prizes between $600 and $5,000 can be claimed:
Prizes exceeding $5,001, and up to $49,999 , can be claimed:
Prizes of $50,000 and over can only be claimed in person at Connecticut Lottery Headquarters.
All claims for prizes exceeding $600 must include the signed winning lottery ticket and two forms of government-issued ID, one of which must be photo ID.
Although the value of the most lucrative Connecticut Lottery scratch-offs change on a periodic basis, the biggest jackpot on offer is typically $1 million.
No, tickets are only sold at authorized Connecticut Lottery retailers.
Taxation on Connecticut Lottery winnings depends on the status of player residency and citizenship.
For U.S. citizens and residents, 6.99% state tax is levied on all Connecticut Lottery prizes between $600 and $5,000.
For U.S. citizens and residents, 30.99% tax is levied on all Connecticut Lottery prizes over $5,000, of which 6.99% is state tax and 24% is federal tax.
Non-U.S. citizens or non-residents pay 36.99% tax on all prizes over $5,000, of which 6.99% is state tax and 30% is federal tax.
Some Connecticut lottery games pay out regular instalments or lump sums, while others pay out lump sums only.
All prizes claimed in person at Connecticut Lottery Retailers, Connecticut Lottery High-Tier Claim Centers and Connecticut Lottery Headquarters are paid out on the same day.
All prizes claimed by mail will be processed in the order received. Although the Connecticut Lottery does not set out a specific timeline for payouts, players can expect to wait up to a month for winnings.
Players who win the Lucky for Life jackpot will receive annual payments of $365,000 for the rest of their lives, or a lump sum of $5.75 million.
If there are multiple Lucky for Life jackpot winners, a lump sum of $5.75 million will be split equally between them.
Lucky for Life annuity payouts are guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years, so if the winner dies before receiving 20 years of payouts, the remaining payments will go to their estate.