Where the Money Goes

In fiscal year 2019, players won more than $822 million in prize money. At the same time the CT Lottery returned $370 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, 2019, our contributions to the General Fund have exceeded $10 billion, and more than $18.2 billion has been awarded to winners!

 

DISTRIBUTION OF LOTTERY PROCEEDS IN FISCAL YEAR 2019
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
General Government4.2%$15,540,000
Legislative0.4%$1,480,000
Corrections7.1%$26,270,000
State Service15.0%$55,500,000
Judicial3.0%$11,100,000
Regulation & Protection1.5%$5,550,000
Conservation & Development0.9%$3,330,000
Health & Hospitals3.1%$11,470,000
Human Services9.1%$33,670,000
Debt Service
11.4%$42,180,000
Mental Health & Addiction Services3.2%$11,840,000
Medicaid13.7%$50,690,000
Libraries & Education Services24.1%$89,170,000
Higher Education3.3%$12,210,000
Based on fiscal year 2019 General Fund appropriations by the Legislature.


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