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Connecticut Lottery Corporation
Address: 777 Brook Street Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone: (860) 713-2700
Fax: (860) 713-2805
Population: 3,518,288 (U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division)
President and CEO : Gregory Smith
Year Lottery Founded: February 1972
Per. Capita Sales $273.43
Number of Employees: 137
Number of Retailers: 2,902
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
Sales FY2016: $1,230,769,398 million
Sales FY2017: N/A
Sales FY2018: $1,267,591,283 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
August 17, 2021 Connecticut Casinos See Rebound in Slot Machine Revenues
August 13, 2021 Connecticut Sports Betting Update
August 12, 2021 The Connecticut Lottery Corporation Announces Sports Betting Operations Partnership with Rush Street Interactive
July 15, 2021 Lucky For Life® Expanding to Seven Days A Week Starting July 19
July 6, 2021 Connecticut Lottery Corporation Returns a Best-Ever $418 Million to Connecticut General Fund in Fiscal Year 2021
April 26, 2021 The Connecticut Lottery Corporation Receives 15 Request for Qualifications Responses for Sports Betting
February 11, 2021 Governor Banks on Tribes “to Bring the State’s Gaming Economy into the Digital Age”
September 4, 2020 With A Shift in Ad Strategy Arizona Lottery Sets New Annual Sales Record
September 4, 2020 CT Lottery's Fast Play Jumbo Bucks Progressive Jackpot Game Tops $6 Million in Sales in First 30 Days
August 31, 2020 Connecticut Lottery Corporation Returns $348 Million to Connecticut General Fund in Fiscal Year 2020
August 16, 2020 Retailers Claim CT Lottery’s New Fast Play Game Slows Sales, Machines
July 27, 2020 CT Lottery’s New "Fast Play" Progressive Game Creates First Jackpot Winner
July 17, 2020 Fast Play – CT Lottery’s New Category of Games – Launches July 20 with “Jumbo Bucks”
September 26, 2019 Connecticut Lottery Corporation Marks $10 Billion Returned to State’s General Fund
September 26, 2019 CT Lottery Launches Refreshed, User-Friendly Website
August 16, 2019 Lawyers Exchange Verbal Fireworks at CLC Whistle-Blower Hearing
August 16, 2019 CT Lottery Kicks Off First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year Promotion
July 16, 2019 Connecticut Lottery Corporation Has Its Best Year Ever, FY2019 Results in $370 Million to Connecticut General Fund
March 15, 2019 CT Lottery Hosts “Educational Forum” for Vendors Making Pitch for Online Play, Sports Betting
March 13, 2019 Connecticut Lottery Wants Legislators to Approve Bill Allowing Online Ticket Sales
March 12, 2019 Connecticut Lottery Seeking Sports Betting Operator's License
February 20, 2019 Pollard Banknote and the Connecticut Lottery Partner to Launch New Player Loyalty Program
February 15, 2019 Connecticut Lottery Sues Audit Firm Over Super Draw Blunder
January 25, 2019 Legislature Committee Hears Lottery’s Proposal to Run Sports Betting for the State, Introduce a New i-Lottery and Discontinue Televised Lottery Drawings
January 25, 2019 Connecticut Lottery Corporation On-Track for Best Year Ever with Highest Two-Quarter Sales and General Fund Transfers in Lottery History
January 17, 2019 Lottery Best Positioned to Provide State Optimum Deal on Sports Betting
January 17, 2019 Connecticut Lottery Board Chairman Resigns
January 7, 2019 Bill Would Authorize the Connecticut Lottery to Operate Online Keno
January 6, 2019 Connecticut Lottery Looks to Growth in 2019

News Archive for CY2018
December 29, 2018 Lottery Weighing Alternative Methods to How it Picks Winning Numbers
November 25, 2018 New Lottery Chief Draws Flak over His Response to Auditors' Report
September 25, 2018 Lottery Rolling-Out Hi-Tech Touch-Screen Vending Machines to Sell Both Scratch and Draw Game Tickets
August 5, 2018 CT Lottery’s Security Director Files a Complaint with the State Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
July 5, 2018 Appointment of Gregory Smith as President and CEO of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation
April 11, 2018 CT Lottery Wins “Local Corporation of the Year” Award from Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council
April 5, 2018 CT Lottery Interim President and CEO Awarded Responsible Gambling Award by Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
March 19, 2018 Lottery Chairman Questions the DCP’s Authority to Investigate the Lottery’s Day-to-Day Operations, Finances and Personnel Matters
March 19, 2018 CT Lottery Offers Limited Time Draw Game Promotion
March 12, 2018 Connecticut Lottery Faces New Investigation from Department of Consumer Protection
March 12, 2018 The CT Lottery Has Issued a RFP for a Player Loyalty Program
March 10, 2018 Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Gambling Expansion Bills
February 22, 2018 Lottery Board Cuts Ties with Auditing Firm
January 12, 2018 CT Lottery Will Hold Second CT Super Draw Drawing Tuesday, January 16, 2018
January 5, 2018 UPDATE: CT Lottery Second CT Super Draw Drawing
January 01, 2018 CT Lottery Adds Extra Drawing to Super Draw Game

News Archive for CY2017
November 7, 2017 CT Lottery Kicks-off 4th Annual “Do a ‘Lotto’ Good, Give a Toy!” Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit Connecticut Children's Medical Center
October 25, 2017 The CT Lottery Receives Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling ‘Industry Award’
September 28, 2017 Lottery Approves Interim Raise For Its Acting CEO
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


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