Connecticut's "Lotto!" Jackpot is Now Third-Highest in Game's History
Tonight's Lotto jackpot, worth $25.2 million with a cash lump sum-value of $20.52 million, is one for the record books. When the jackpot rolled last Friday without a winner, it claimed its place as the third-highest jackpot in the game's history.
The last time the Lotto jackpot exceeded $25 million was on Jan. 1, 2002, when
it was $28.5 million. The highest Lotto jackpot
won was on Dec. 1, 1992. That
jackpot totaled $31 million.
"For just $1 per play, Connecticut's Lotto jackpot game gives players the best chance at winning the $25.2 million prize," said Greg Smith, CT Lottery's President and CEO. "Lotto has the best odds when compared to other larger draw games, because it's Connecticut-only. We are hopeful that tonight's Lotto drawing produces a jackpot winner and we know it will be sold in Connecticut."
Lotto is easy to play. Stop by any CT Lottery retailer and ask for a Lotto "Quick Pick" to let the computer randomly pick your numbers, or fill in a play slip to select your own six numbers between 1 and 44. The Lotto jackpot is won by matching all 6 winning numbers drawn.The overall odds of
winning a Lotto prize are 1 in 39.3. Odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 1 in 7,059,052.
Lotto drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 10:38 PM and televised on
WCCT-TV. On drawing nights, wagering closes
at 10:20 PM and reopens at 10:46 PM.
Since the current Lotto jackpot run started on January 5, 2018, of Lotto sales
have generated more than $22 million in General Fund contributions.