Where the Money Goes

In fiscal year 2020, players won more than $822 million in prize money. At the same time the CT Lottery returned $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, through June 30, 2020, our contributions to the General Fund have exceeded over $10 billion, and more than $19 billion has been awarded to winners!

 

DISTRIBUTION OF LOTTERY PROCEEDS IN FISCAL YEAR 2020
At the CT Lottery, we are very proud to show how the monies collected from Lottery tickets are distributed: 

 

General Fund Supported Services% of ProceedsGeneral Fund Contributions
Health & Human Services30.6%$106,222,350
Education24.1%$83,691,390
Debt Service13.8%$48,052,140
Retired Employee Benefits9.7%$33,622,590
Active Employee Benefits6.4%$22,148,490
Other Goverment Services6.0%$20,757,690
Judicial & Corrections5.9%$20,514,300
Transportation3.7%$12,691,050
Based on fiscal year 2020 General Fund appropriations by the Legislature.  


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