Connecticut became the fourth state to get its very own lottery when Connecticut Lottery tickets went on sale on February 5, 1972. Originally, the game was called “The Lottery” and draws took place every week. At the time, winning numbers paid out in the region on $5,000.
This state lottery has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception and now offers 5 single state lotto games. While the original state lottery is still going strong as the “Connecticut Classic Lotto,” it also offers Mega Millions, Powerball, Lucky for Life, Cash 5, Play 4, and Play 3.
As for the Connecticut Classic Lotto, winning numbers see jackpot winners walking away with millions of dollars. The draws are held every Tuesday and Friday. Interestingly, the ticket sales for Mega Millions and Powerball in Connecticut have been considerably larger than the size of this particular state would suggest!