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"Lucky 7" Pays Out Over a Million Dollars in Play3 Day PrizesDepending on what you read, the number 7 is said to be 'Lucky', 'Magical' or even 'Mystical'.  But, to those with the number 7-7-7 on their "Play3 Day" tickets for the September 18 drawing, the number 7 means a whole lot of money!

A total of 2,650 winning wagers were sold for the Play3 Day drawing on September 18, 2018. After all winning claims are presented, a total of $1,060,425 in prize money will be paid out by the CT Lottery.

The number 7-7-7 has been drawn a total of 4 times since the Play3 Day game began. It was last picked during the day on December 17, 2011 when it paid out $1,211,900 in prize money on 3,052 winning wagers.

So far, September has been a stellar month for those who enjoy playing the same single-digit number in sequence. Including yesterday's winning Play3 Day number 7-7-7, several other drawings resulted in the same single-digit number being drawn:
  • Play3 Night (Sept. 1)
    Winning Number: 9-9-9
    Prize Payouts: $912,100

  • Play3 Day (Sept. 2)
    Winning Number: 9-9-9
    Prize Payouts: $649,900

  • Play3 Night (Sept. 9)
    Winning Number: 0-0-0
    Prize Payouts: $513,075

  • Play3 Day (Sept. 18)
    Winning Number: 7-7-7
    Prize Payouts: $1,060,425
Because Play3 Day prize payouts are based upon the amount wagered, players with a winning number match can expect to win from $25 up to $2,500 per wager in prize money. 

There are 1,000 possible number combinations in the Play3 Day game, using the digits 0 - 9. Because each ball number has the same odds of being drawn (1 in 10), the chance of having the same single-digit number drawn in sequence is the same as any other number combination.