Connecticut - Classic Lotto
The CT Classic Lotto is the game of choice for Connecticut residents. The jackpot starts at $1 million and grows every few days until the big prize is won. There are several ways to win prizes and the drawings are held twice each week on WCCT-TV! The CT Lotto is super easy to play, all you have to do is correctly match the six winning numbers and the jackpot is yours!
Lottery Odds And Statistics
The CT Classic Lotto runs on a 6/44 matrix which means players choose 6 numbers from a range of 1 to 44. Prizes are distributed for matching 6, 5, 4 and even 3 numbers correctly. If a player doesn’t feel up to choosing all six numbers the lottery machines can randomly select six lotto numbers for them. The odds of winning the big jackpot in the Connecticut Classic Lotto are 1 in 7.05 million. Second prize odds are 1 in 30.9 thousand, third place odds are 1 in 669 and fourth place comes in at 1 in 42!
Lottery Security And Results
The Connecticut Lottery was the first American lotto to become a public corporation. In 1996 the company’s name was changed to the Connecticut Lottery Corporation. It gets no operational funds from the state. Lottery winnings can be paid out in a lump sum or annuity payments. The largest jackpot ever awarded was $58 million in 2005. The CT Lottery Security Department dedicates themselves to ensure all drawings are equal and fair to the players.
The Connecticut Lottery system started in the summer of 1971 when the governor approved lotto gambling in the state. The first game was called “The Lottery” and the initial drawing was in 1972. The Classic Lottery started in 1983 and was initially called “Want To Be A Millionaire?” The named changed to the Connecticut Classic Lotto in 1989 and lottery proceeds benefit the state’s general fund.
Twice each week the Classic Lotto is held in Connecticut. Eager players head to their tv screens to see if they’ve correctly matched all 6 numbers. CT Classic Lotto players can also be winners if they match 5, 4 or even just 3 of the 6 numbers! It’s easy to play and tickets are only $1 per play!