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$2.2 Million Lotto Jackpot-Winning Ticket Purchased at Shell in Hamden for Friday, April 24, DrawingROCKY HILL, CT / April 29, 2020 – Of the 6,511 winning tickets sold for the Friday, April 24, 2020, Lotto jackpot drawing, one contained a six-number match worth $2.2 million (a lump-sum value of $2,039,304). The numbers drawn that night were 2 – 7 – 8 – 12 – 17 – 24.  The jackpot-winning ticket was sold at Shell Hamden, located at 1994 Whitney Ave, in Hamden. For its part in selling the winning ticket, that Shell location will receive a $10,000 retailer commission.

The Lotto jackpot is won by matching all six winning numbers drawn.  A Lotto ticket costs $1 and players select six numbers between 1 and 44, or they can ask for a Lotto "Quick Pick" to let the computer randomly pick their numbers.  The overall odds of winning a Lotto prize are 1 in 39.3.  Odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 1 in 7.1 million.

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.

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Lottery sales benefit Connecticut's residents in valuable ways. In fiscal year 2019, players won nearly $823 million in prize money and Retailers earned more than $74 million in commissions. At the same time, the CT Lottery provided $370 million to support the valuable services and programs funded by the state’s General Fund including public health, libraries, public safety, education and more.  Since the Lottery began in 1972, our contributions to the General Fund have exceeded $10 billion.

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