January 20, 2012 --
The CT Lottery’s “Play3 Day Bonus Payout”
promotion begins on January 22 and is expected to award up to $100,000 in additional Play3 Day prizes whenever a “Bonus Payout Red Ball” is drawn at random during the expected 4-week long event.
Here’s how the Play3 Day Bonus Payout works:
An additional ball machine containing 7 balls—6 white and 1 red will be added to the Play3 Day drawing. Before each daily drawing, one ball will be selected at random from the tumbler. If a white ball is drawn, no changes are made to regular prize payouts, which range from $25 up to $2,500. The white ball is then removed from the next Play3 Day drawing mix, improving the chance that the next draw will be a Bonus Payout. This repeats until a Bonus Payout Red Ball is drawn. When the Bonus Payout Red Ball is drawn, prize payouts increase to $30 up to $2,695. Once the Bonus Payout Red Ball has been drawn, it is placed back into the mix along with all six white balls for the next Play3 Day drawing and the process begins again.
The Bonus Payout Red Ball is guaranteed to be drawn at least once every seven days. The Bonus Payout element takes a fan-favorite game and puts a whole new twist on winning bigger prizes.
Overall odds of winning a prize in Play3 Day vary by type of wager. To find out if the winning Bonus Payout Red Ball has been drawn, visit ctlottery.org or ask your Lottery Retailer. Any Play3 Day winning ticket sold for a Bonus Payout Red Ball day will automatically payout out at the increased prize amount.
The Bonus Payout anticipated end date is February 18, 2012. The CT Lottery reserves the right to end or change the length of the promotion in accordance with promotion rules. Play3 Day drawings are held daily at 1:57pm.