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The Connecticut Lottery Corporation Applauds State Approval of Sports Wagering and Online Lottery in Connecticut

The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) applauds Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut General Assembly on the state’s approval of sports wagering, online lottery, and online gaming in Connecticut.

"Today is a great day for the state of Connecticut,'' said Rob Simmelkjaer, Connecticut Lottery Corporation Chairman of the Board.  "We are very pleased that the state legislature has approved this modernization of Connecticut's gaming landscape.  I congratulate and thank Governor Lamont and his team for their leadership and vision to reach this historic agreement and see it pass the Connecticut General Assembly. I also thank the leadership in both the Connecticut House and Senate for this milestone achievement.”

The Connecticut Lottery Corporation is already engaged with prospective vendors and partners with the goal of launching our sports betting platform as quickly as possible.  Formal responses to CLC's sports betting RFP will be due in the next two weeks.  The RFP can be viewed here: CT Lottery Official Web Site - Public Solicitations. The CLC will also issue an RFP for an iLottery vendor in the coming days.

About CT Lottery:

Lottery sales benefit Connecticut's residents in valuable ways. In fiscal year 2020, players won more than $822 million in prize money and Retailers earned more than $73 million in commissions. At the same time, the CT Lottery provided $348 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. 

The CT Lottery reminds the public that purchasers must be 18 or older.  If you gamble, use your GameSense.  For information about the CT Lottery, stop by any CT Lottery retailer, visit CTLOTTERY.ORG, join us on Facebook (facebook.com/CTLottery), Instagram (Instagram.com/ctlottery), Twitter (twitter.com/ctlottery), or call (860) 713-2700.

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