The “Overall Odds” represent your likelihood of winning any prize in a specific game. For instance, if a scratch game has overall odds of 1 in 4, it indicates that, on average, approximately 1 out of every 4 tickets should secure a prize. It's important to note that these odds are calculated by dividing the total number of tickets in the game by the total number of tickets that are actual prize winners. However, because prizes are randomly distributed throughout the entire game, it does not guarantee that every fourth ticket in a pack will be a winner.EXAMPLE: Total tickets in the game: 1,000,000 Divided by total tickets that are prize winners: 250,000 Equals the Overall Odds: 1 in 4Click here for Odds of Winning
The CT Lottery may end a Scratch game for various reasons. The primary reason for ending a game is that the last top prize has been claimed, at which point the CT Lottery instructs retailers to remove all tickets from their dispensers and self-service machines. Other reasons for ending a Scratch game may include, but are not limited to:
These measures are implemented to ensure the integrity, appeal, and player satisfaction of the lottery games.
From time to time, the CT Lottery may offer a Scratch Game with a 2nd Chance Drawing opportunity. These Scratch Games are clearly marked with a “2nd Chance” drawing logo on the front of the ticket, and “How to Enter” instructions on the back. To see a list of those games, please visit the 2ND CHANCE DRAWINGS section on our website.