In 1971, Connecticut established its own lottery, selling its first tickets in February 1972. Today, the Connecticut Lottery consist of ticket games like Powerball and Mega Millions, in addition to various in-state draw games including Play3, Play4, Cash5, and Lotto!. In fiscal year 2021, the CT Lottery achieved sales of $1.498 billion, $83.6 million in Retailer commissions, and returned $418 million to the state's General Fund.
The CT Lottery Headquarters is located at 777 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 and they can be reached at (860) 713-2700
The Connecticut Lottery withholds state and federal taxes from certain prizes.
Here are the taxes withheld from lottery prizes for all U.S. citizens or residents within the state of Connecticut.
|$600 or more*||State Tax||6.99%|
*Prizes must also be at least 300 times the amount of the wager to be subject to this withholding.
|Over $5,000||State Tax||6.99%|
If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or resident, the Connecticut Lottery withholds a greater amount of the prize for federal taxes.
|Over $5,000||State Tax||6.99%|
Yes. Players can purchase up to 26 lottery tickets at once for Cash5, Lotto!, Lucky for Life, Mega Millions and Powerball. Just mark the Advance Action box on your lottery play slip. This option is also available for Play3 and Play4 drawings.
No, you can only buy CT Lottery tickets from official CT Lottery retailers.
To Play Keno from the CT Lottery you will have to follow these steps:
1. Fill in a KENO playslip with the number of numbers you want to play per game. You can choose from 1 to 10 numbers
· The next step is to choose how much you want to put on each game: $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10 or $20. The more money you put, the more you win
· Next select how many games in a row you want to play: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 or 20.
Lotto drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 10:38 PM and televised on WCCT-TV.
The CT Lottery offers Powerball, Mega Millions, Lucky for Life, Cash5, Play4, Play3, Keno and Lotto!
Unfortunately, in the state of Connecticut, a winner's name, city, and prize amount are public record. However, winners with a valid protective order or Address Confidentiality Program authorization card can remain anonymous. You can also keep your identity private by using a trust to claim your prize instead of filing their own name. Individuals use an attorney to create a trust that distributes the winnings in accordance with internal instructions. But it is your information, so you have control over everything.
To claim your lottery prize, you must submit a claim form within 180 days of the draw date.
The Connecticut Lottery pays winnings of more than $600 or more must pay a state tax of 6.99% and 0 federal tax. If you win $5,000 the IRS and withholds 24% for federal taxes. State tax withholding is 6.99%. Winners get "Form CT-1099G" showing how much they won, how much went to taxes and other prizes.
If you lose your winning lottery ticket it cannot be replaced. Always sign the back of your ticket and fill out the information on the back of the ticket as soon as you get it and keep it safe
The money that the Connecticut Lottery ticket sales bring in goes toward the state's general fund, which then provides funding for hospitals, schools, and conservation efforts.
The minimum age for purchasing an online lottery ticket in Connecticut is 18.
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