General information about Play 3 CT
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in February, 1998, or 20 years, 10 months and 17 days ago. Connecticut Lottery Play3 is currently available only in Connecticut. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Connecticut Lottery Play3. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. 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. CT Lottery Play 3 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 CT Lottery Play 3 results
CT Lottery Play 3 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Connecticut Lottery in Rocky Hill. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 1:57 PM and 10:29 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 February 2, 1998, or 20 years, 10 months and 17 days ago.
How it works: picking up CT Lottery Play 3 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 3 digits / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose three main CT Lottery Play 3 numbers from the range between 0 and 9 CT Lottery Play 3 numbers. Pay attention that the order of numbers drawn matters as well.
Play 3 CT winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers four prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that Connecticut Lottery Play3 is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for up to $2,500 (with $5 wager). Luckily, the fact that the jackpot is quite modest is compensated by indeed high winning odds! As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,000. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the four CT Lottery Play 3 numbers. The main thing is to guess them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
If you play:
You win if any of these combinations are drawn
Straight: 3 digits in exact order, 1 way to win
123 (only exact match wins)
1 : 1,000
3-Way Box: all 3 digits with 2 digits the same, in any order, 3 ways to win
223, 232, 322
1 : 333
6-Way Box: all 3 digits, in any order, 6 ways to win
123, 213, 312, 132, 231, 321
1 : 167
Front, Split or Back Pair with any 2 digits in exact order, 10 ways to win
Front: 12X, X is any digit
Split: 1X2, X is any digit
Back: X12, X is any digit
1 : 100
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 8,5.
Play 3 CT prices
The minimum cost of playing is $0.50, but players may choose other wagers up to $5 . The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold CT Lottery Play 3 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 4, 3, and 0. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 7, 8, and 1.
Payouts of Play 3 CT prizes
Keep in mind that Connecticut Lottery Play3 jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. It can be redeemed at the operator's HQ, as well as at local prize centers. This applies to prizes of other categories. Besides, amounts under $599 can be received from lottery retailers. Unfortunately, Connecticut Lottery Play3 winnings are subject to taxation. In particular, these are 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 CT Lottery Play 3 results.