CT Lottery Launches New Retail Lottery SystemRocky Hill, CT/ May 24, 2023 – The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) is proud to announce the deployment of its new retail lottery system on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at all 2,900 lottery retailers across the state.
The new Aurora system, powered by New England based IGT, replaces the CLC’s prior system which was in use since 2008.
“With this new system in place, CLC can return to developing new games and promotions to benefit players and the State of Connecticut for many years to come,” said CT Lottery President and CEO Gregory Smith. “As with any older technology, the time had come to make necessary upgrades to the software to improve the stability of the lottery system. This comprehensive system conversion project was successfully completed after almost two years of preparation and testing by CLC and IGT staff.”
Over the last couple of months, 2,900 new lottery sales terminals were installed at retailers across the state. As part of the conversion, data was migrated from the previous system to ensure that all tickets purchased prior to Sunday, May 21 would be valid on the new system. Players are also encouraged to check the CT Lottery’s website, ctlottery.org, to confirm drawing results.
“The confidence of our players and the integrity of our games is a primary focus for us,” said Smith. “Players can be assured that all unclaimed winning ticket data was migrated to the new system, and those tickets can be claimed at our retailers and claims centers across the state. As always, CLC is committed to honoring all winning tickets according to game rules.”
Players will also see even more updates in the days and weeks to come, with a new mobile app launching soon and the roll out of new state-of-the-art self-service vending machines.
“We thank our dedicated staff and retailers for their efforts to make this system conversion as smooth as possible for our players,” said Smith. “We would also like to acknowledge the commitment of our state Department of Consumer Protection throughout the conversion project.”
To stay up-to-date on the latest news from CT Lottery, players are encouraged to visit ctlottery.org and follow CT Lottery on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About the Connecticut Lottery Corporation:
The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) is a quasi-public state agency with the mission to generate revenue for Connecticut consistent with the highest standards of good public policy and social responsibility. In fiscal year 2022, players won more than $910 million* in prize money and Retailers earned more than $81 million* in commissions. At the same time, the CLC provided $406 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, its contributions to the General Fund have exceeded $11 billion.
The CLC reminds the public that Lottery purchasers must be 18 or older, and players must be at least 21 to place sports wagers. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call (888) 789-7777 or visit ccpg.org/chat. 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.