General information about CT Lottery Play 4
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in February, 1998, or 20 years, 10 months and 17 days ago. Connecticut Lottery Play4 is currently available only in Connecticut. Previously, the lottery was known as Mid-Day4, while its current name appeared only in 2008. 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. Play 4 CT 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 Play 4 CT results
Play 4 CT 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 Play 4 CT numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 4 digits / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose four main Play 4 CT numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Play 4 CT numbers. Pay attention that the order of numbers drawn matters too.
CT Lottery Play 4 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers five prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that Connecticut Lottery Play4 is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for up to $25,000 (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 Play 4 CT numbers. The main thing is to guess them in an exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
If you play:
You win if any of these combinations are drawn
Straight: all 4 digits in exact order, 1 way to win
1234 (only exact match wins)
1 : 10,000
4-Way Box: all 4 digits with 3 digits the same, in any order, 4 ways to win
1222, 2212, 2122, 2221
1 : 2,500
6-Way Box: all 4 digits with 2 pair in any order, 6 ways to win
1122, 1221, 2121, 1212, 2112, 2211
1 : 1,667
12-Way Box: all 4 digits with 2 digits the same, in any order, 12 ways to win
1233, 1323, 1332, 2133, 2313, 2331, 3123, 3132, 3213, 3231, 3312, 3321
1 : 833
24-Way Box: all 4 digits, in any order, 24 ways to win
1234, 1243, 1324, 1342, 1423, 1432, 2134, 2143, 2314, 2341, 2413, 2431, 3124, 3142, 3214, 3241, 3412, 3421, 4123, 4132, 4213, 4231, 4312, 4321
1 : 417
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 8,5.
CT Lottery Play 4 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $.50, but it is also possible to set a wager up to $5. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Play 4 CT numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 2, 7, 9 (Night) and 4, 7, 1 (Day). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 5, 6, 0 (Night) and 5, 2, 9 (Day).
Payouts of CT Lottery Play 4 prizes
Keep in mind that Connecticut Lottery Play4 jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. In case it exceeds $5,000, it must be redeemed in person at the operator's HQ in Rocky Hill. This applies to prizes of other categories. Smaller amounts can also be claimed at local prize centers, while winnings up to $599 are payable by lottery retailers. Unfortunately, Connecticut Lottery Play4 winnings are subject to taxation: for prizes over $5,000, it is 25% federal tax. Besides, there is 6.99% state 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 Play 4 CT results.