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Connecticut Lottery Corporation
Address: 777 Brook Street Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Internet: http://www.ctlottery.org
E-mail: ctlottery@ctlottery.org
Phone: (860) 713-2700
Fax: (860) 713-2805
Population: 3,518,288 (U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division)
Acting President and CEO : Frank Farricker
Year Lottery Founded: February 1972
Per. Capita Sales $273.43
Number of Employees: 137
Number of Retailers: 2,854
On-line Vendor: Scientific Games
Onl-line Vendor Contract: May 8, 2008 - May 8, 2013
Instant Ticket Vendor: Creative Games (Primary) & Pollard Banknote and Scientific Games.
Vending Machines: The CT. Lottery does not use Vending Machines.
Advertising: Cashman & Katz Integrated Communications, LLC
Games Offered: Instant games, plus drawing games including Cash5, Classic Lotto, Powerball, Play3 (Day & Night) and Play4 (Day & Night), Mega Millions, Scratch Tickets.
Beneficiaries: 100% of proceeds from the sale of CT Lottery tickets is transferred to the General Fund of the State of Connecticut on a weekly basis. While education receives a portion of that money, the sole beneficiary for the CT Lottery is the General Fund.
Sales Snap Shot
Sales FY2013: $1,122 Million
Sales FY2014: $1,112 Million
Sales FY2015: $1,143 Million


Background Information

 

The Connecticut Lottery was created by legislation in June 1971. The fourth lottery in the country, ticket sales began February 15, 1972, with a weekly passive game simply called The Lottery. Another weekly game called Double Play began in 1974, and the Lottery also began offering a subscription program that allowed players to choose their own numbers for a specified period of up to one year.
On September 9, 1975, the Lottery introduced its first instant game, Instant Match. Single instant games were on the market until 1990, when a multiple game strategy began. On the draw side, Daily Numbers made its debut as a 3-digit game in March 1977; a 4-digit version, Play 4, began in 1980. The first jackpot game launched as Lotto in 1983, and the first multistate game was Powerball in 1995.
Current draw games include Powerball, Mega Millions, Classic Lotto, Cash 5, Play 3, Play 4 and Lucky for Life. The latter is a New England regional game launched in 2012, based upon Connecticut’s own original Lucky-4-Life, a very successful game that began in 2009.
Television has played a big role in the Connecticut Lottery’s history, and its weekly Double Play TV show became the highest rated program originating in Connecticut after it debuted in 1976.
Like many lotteries, Connecticut began as a state agency. As political leaders recognized the need for it to operate as a major retail business, it became a quasi-public corporation, the Connecticut Lottery Corp., on July 1, 1996.
Lottery revenues flow to the state’s General Fund, providing support for all the state’s valuable services and programs, including public health, libraries, public safety, education and more.

 

News Archive for CY2017
August 24, 2017 Former Lawmaker Appointed Chairman of CT Lottery board
July 28, 2017 Connecticut Lottery Board Approve New Rules
June 13, 2017 Easy as 1-2-3! CT Lottery’s Play3 Night Draws Sequential Numbers on June 12, 2017
June 12, 2017 KENO Sales Bolstering Lottery Revenue
May 16, 2017 Interim CEO Named for Connecticut Lottery Corporation
May 15, 2017 Connecticut Lottery Chairman Resigns
February 17, 2017 Senate Republican Leader Introduces Bill Requiring AG to "Review and Comment" on Quasi-Public Agencies' Contracts
January 27, 2017 Connecticut, Maryland, Minnesota, and Missouri Lotteries Achieve “Verified” Status under Responsible Gambling Best Practice
January 12, 2017 Connecticut Lottery’s Play3 Night Draws Triple Digits 7-7-7 on January 11, 2017


News Archive for CY2016
November 18, 2016 HISTORY MADE! For the First Time in Play3 Day and Play3 Night, Two Triples Digits Are Drawn
November 17, 2016 Legislative Leader Formally Questions Former Lottery Chief's Lucrative Severance Package
November 5, 2016 Former Lottery CEO Says Her Gaming License is Valid
October 30, 2016 Final Assessment of Fraudulent Activity by Lottery Retailers in Connection with 5 Card Cash Game Sent to Department of Consumer Protection
October 13, 2016 Lottery Committee Approves Salary for Interim CEO
September 3, 2016 Outgoing Lottery Head Negotiates Generous Separation Package
August 30, 2016 Anne M. Noble, CT Lottery Corporation's President & CEO Leaving the CT Lottery
August 22, 2016 “Blockbuster Year” for the Connecticut Lottery
July 4, 2016 Connecticut Residents Are Playing Keno at Twice the Expected Rate
June 21, 2016 First Full Month of Connecticut Lottery Keno Sales Exceeds Projections
June 2, 2016 Mason, Inc. Partners with CT Lottery
June 2, 2016 Connecticut Lottery Corp. Rolls Out Keno
April 25, 2016 “On the Spot Fun™” with Keno Now on Sale Statewide
April 18, 2016 Legislation Authorizing Fantasy Sports Appeared Unlikely After Attorney General’s Warning
April 12, 2016 CT Lottery Introduces New Responsible Gambling Initiative, “GameSense”
April 5, 2016 Three More Charged With Scamming 5 Card Cash Lottery Game
March 21, 2016 Two Charged in Scheme to Manipulate Lottery Game
March 19, 2016 Plan for Online Lottery Ticket Sales Fail in Committee
March 5, 2016 State Considers Allowing Online Lottery Ticket Sales
March 5, 2016 Bill Would Eliminate Expiration Date on Lottery Tickets
February 3, 2016 Connecticut Lottery Gives Players the Star Treatment with Instant Game Featuring Pollard Banknote Innovation


News Archive for CY2015
November 12, 2015 CT Lottery Temporarily Suspends 5 Card Cash Game to Update Software and Further Enhance Integrity Features
October 8, 2015 Connecticut Lottery to Offer Keno Game State-Wide
October 6, 2015 Revenue Sharing Deal Reached Paving the Way for Keno Game
September 23, 2015 CT Lottery Headquarters Awards OVER $12 MILLION IN PRIZES in Just 3 Weeks!
September 11, 2015 "Play4 Day" Number 5-5-5-5 Costs the CT Lottery 3rd Largest Prize Payout in Game's History
September 9, 2015 Foxwoods Resort Casino to Retail Connecticut Lottery Products
Aug. 14, 2015 Play3 Day Number 1-1-1 Pays Out Record-Breaking $2,339,400 in Prizes
Aug. 14, 2015 CT Lottery's "Play3 Day" Number 1-1-1 Pays Out Record-Breaking $2,339,400 in Prizes
July 6, 2015 CT Lottery Receives Inaugural "Sustainability Award" at La Fleur's 2015 Global Lottery Forum
June 15, 2015 CT Lottery Launches New Mobile App with Ticket Scanning Feature
May 28, 2015 Committee Chairman Says Keno will be Part of the Budget
April 12, 2015 Lawmakers to Hear Testimony in Proposal to Offer Keno
April 8, 2015 Connecticut Lottery Corporation wants permission to offer Keno
March 10, 2015 New Lucky for Life™ draw game has touched the lives of MILLIONS of winners…are you one of them?
December 29, 2014 Lottery’s “Play4 Day” Number 4 – 4 – 4 – 4


News Archive for CY2014
October 23, 2014 CT Lottery Players Hit a Triple with 3-3-3
Sept 26, 2014 It’s Back—the CT Lottery’s Special “New Year’s $1,000,000 Super Draw” Game
July 18, 2014 CT Lottery Wins “Newsletter Award” at National Council on Problem Gambling Annual Awards Event
May 30, 2014 Special Limited Time Offer: “Two for Two’s-Day” Lottery Promotion Begins June 3
April 30, 2014 Introducing the CT Lottery’s New “5 Card Cash” Draw Game—1 Ticket, 2 Games to Win!
March 28, 2014 CT Lottery’s “Summertime Super Draw” Ticket Sales Begin on March 30
February 10, 2014 Connecticut Lottery “Play3 Day” Number 2-1-4 Delivers “A Whole Lotto Love”
January 10, 2014 CT Lottery’s “50/50 Super Draw” Game with Unlimited Jackpot Prize is Back!
January 10, 2014 When is “13” a Lucky Number?  Find out.  Get Lucky!
January 6, 2014 New Powerball® with Power Play® Variable Prize Multiplier Returns on Jan. 22

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