Connecticut Lottery Games


GamePrize TypeNumbersSale Closes
Play3 NightTop Prize3 from 0-910:15 p.m.
Play4 DayTop Prize4 from 0-91:45 p.m.
Play4 NightTop Prize4 from 0-910:15 p.m.
Lucky Links DayDaily8 from 1-221:40 p.m.
Lucky Links NightTop Prize8 from 1-2210:15 p.m.
Lotto!Jackpot6 from 1-4410:20 p.m.
PowerballJackpot5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-2610:00 p.m.
Mega MillionsJackpot5 from 1-70+ 1 from 1-2510:45 p.m.
Lucky for LifeTop Prize5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-189:30 p.m.


Game Schedule


Play3 Day1:57 p.m.1:57 p.m.1:57 p.m.1:57 p.m.1:57 p.m.1:57 p.m.1:57 p.m.
Play3 Night10:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.
Play4 Day1:57 p.m.1:57 p.m.1:57 p.m.1:57 p.m.1:57 p.m.1:57 p.m.1:57 p.m.
Play4 Night10:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.
Lucky Links Day1:45 p.m.1:45 p.m.1:45 p.m.1:45 p.m.1:45 p.m.1:45 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Lucky Links Night10:17 p.m.10:17 p.m.10:17 p.m.10:17 p.m.10:17 p.m.10:17 p.m.10:17 p.m.
Cash 510:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.10:29 p.m.
Lotto!10:38 p.m.10:38 p.m.
Powerball10:59 p.m.10:59 p.m.
Mega Millions11:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Lucky for Life10:38 p.m.10:38 p.m.


*All times are displayed in Connecticut local time.


Advance Draws


Number of consecutive draws each Connecticut State Lottery games allows you to play:


GameAdvanced Draws
Play3 Dayup to 7
Play3 Nightup to 7
Play4 Dayup to 7
Play4 Nightup to 7
Lucky Links Dayup to 26
Lucky Links Nightup to 26
Cash5up to 26
Lotto!up to 26
Powerballup to 26
Mega Millionsup to 26
Lucky for Lifeup to 26


Tax Information


Connecticut Lottery Federal, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents. 


WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
$600 or more*State Tax7.0%
$600 or more*Federal Tax0.0%


If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, Connecticut Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such:


WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $5,000State Tax7.0%
Over $5,000Federal Tax24.0%
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The Connecticut Lottery


Connecticut Lottery games are a favorite pastime for its residents since February 1972, when the first draw took place. The lottery library includes both in-state and multi-jurisdictional draw games. Lottery Connecticut partners up with more than 2,800 retailers to sell its tickets. It also supports local businesses and contributes to the state's General Fund. Since its inception, the organization has raised about $10 billion for various state-wide causes.


One of these notable causes includes the Lottery's commitment to gambling awareness. CT Lottery received the “2017 Industry Award” for the most efficient promotion and implementation of responsible gambling frameworks. The most popular game in the state is “Lotto!.” It originated in 1983 and was called “Connecticut Lotto.” With several iterations and name changes, it has managed to stand the test of time and remain a crowd favorite. Connecticut joined the multi-state games like Powerball and Mega Millions in 2010, expanding its reach and popularity among the residents.


Connecticut Lottery FAQ


Connecticut State Lottery offers the following classics:


Play 3 is a well-known game, drawn twice a day. The player selects three digits, the bet type, and makes through the draw.


Play 4 is a similar concept to Play 3. Here, however, the player chooses four digits instead of three.


Cash5 is on every evening. It’s a five-digit game, and the ticket costs $1.


Lotto! is the Connecticut-specific hit jackpot drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Fast Play is the newest of the Connecticut Lottery Scratch games. You can get the tickets from a vending machine or a CT Lottery retailer terminal.


Connecticut Lottery Mega Millions was adopted in 2010. Among other prizes, the game currently has a jackpot of $40 million.


Connecticut Lottery Powerball is a favorite jackpot from the Multi-State Lottery Association, offered in 44 states.


Connecticut Lottery Lucky For Life came to the Constitution State in 2009. It’s the hit game where the top winners receive their prizes every day for life!

No. The state requires that the Connecticut Lottery winners disclose their identity. However, if you have a protective order, you might be able to stay anonymous. Even so, if you’ve won a large prize, then getting legal assistance might be a good idea.

Choose one of the methods below to claim your prize after you learn the Connecticut Lottery results:


Authorized Retailer (less than $600)

High-Tier Claim Centers ($600 – $5,000)

Connecticut Lottery Headquarters (more than $5,001)


Send your signed ticket and two valid IDs to the Connecticut Lottery Headquarters for any prize less than $50,000. However, any winnings above $50,000 must be collected from the Headquarters, in person.

Yes, your prize money is subject to the State tax and the Federal tax. Connecticut Lottery also requires you to report any prizes above $600 to the IRS.

Only residents of 18 years old and higher can buy lottery tickets in Connecticut.

Yes. The official website of the games,, provides all the past results of the Connecticut Lottery online.

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