General information about CT Lotto
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in June, 1999 (at least its current version), or 20 years, 3 months and 20 days ago. Lotto CT is currently available only in Connecticut. Previously, the lottery was known as Connecticut Lotto. The game-play format used to be different: up to 1983, this was a 6 / 36 game. The lottery is operated by Connecticut Lottery. In case you want to know more about Connecticut Lottery, here is their official website: https://www.ctlottery.org. USA Connecticut Lotto results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Connecticut Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- CT Lottery Claims Department: 777 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
- Phone: (860) 713-2700
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check USA Connecticut Lotto results
USA Connecticut Lotto results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Connecticut Lottery in Rocky Hill, CT. At the moment, draws are held twice a week. To be more precise, they are held on Tuesday and Friday, at 10:38 PM Eastern Time. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on June 01, 1999, or 20 years, 3 months and 20 days ago.
How it works: picking up USA Connecticut Lotto numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 6 / 44. As you can see, players are to choose six main USA Connecticut Lotto numbers from the range between 1 and 44 USA Connecticut Lotto numbers. Pay attention that there are neither additional, nor bonus numbers.
CT Lotto winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers four prize categories. A great news is that in case no winner is found, the Lotto CT top prize rolls over to the next draw. For now, it accounts for $1 Million. Up to the end of 2017, by the way, it happened 142 times. This is the minimum amount, while the biggest Lotto CT jackpot ever has reached $11.3 Million. It was set on March 22, 2005, or 14 years, 5 months and 30 days ago. Just for your interest, the winning numbers were 11, 14, 21, 23, 30, and 33. As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 7,059,052. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the six main USA Connecticut Lotto numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 7,059,052
1 : 30,961
1 : 669
1 : 42
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 39.3.
CT Lotto prices
The minimum cost of playing is $1. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold USA Connecticut Lotto numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 13, 39, 03, 08, 14, and 41. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 43, 40, 30, 19, 44, and 42.
Payouts of CT Lotto prizes
In case you happen to win Lotto CT jackpot, be ready to decide between the lump sum and annual payments. To be more precise, you can either receive about a half of the advertised amount or set up annual payments for the course 21 years. As for prizes of other categories, amounts under $599 can be claimed at any CT Lottery Retailer location, while amounts from $600 to $5,000 can be received at prize centers. Larger prizes are only payable at the headquarters. Unfortunately, Lotto CT winnings are subject to taxation: for the US citizens, this is 25% for Federal income taxes (for prizes over $5,000) and 6.99% for Connecticut state income tax. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within 180 days from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of USA Connecticut Lotto results.