History

The History of the CT Lottery

State Representative John A. "Tony" Miscikoski, of Torrington, known by many as "The Father of the Lottery," believed that a state lottery could provide substantial benefits to the residents of the state. Each year for nearly a decade, Miscikoski presented legislation to authorize lottery sales. Miscikoski's dream became a reality in 1971, and the Connecticut State Lottery came into being.

picture of John A. Miscikoski
picture of the originial members of the Commission on Special Revenue

CT Lottery Timeline

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