|Game||Draw Date||Results||Next Drawing Date|
|Powerball||04/16/2014||34-39-42-44-59, Powerball: 08, Power Play: 3||04/19/2014|
|MEGA Millions||04/15/2014||04-39-46-47-70, Mega Ball: 13||04/18/2014|
|Lucky For Life||04/17/2014||04-17-20-25-32, Lucky Ball: 22||04/21/2014|
Connecticut, like more than half of the states in the United States, has a Connecticut lottery. You may be a fan of playing this lottery, but do you know the history behind Connecticut lottery information and behind lotteries in general? The oldest established state lottery is New Hampshire, who began their lottery in 1964. However, lotteries were in existence long before this. The first recorded lottery took place in the United States during the time of the Revolutionary War. The funds collected from this lottery were used to support the Colonial Army and to provide them with the supplies and arms essential to fight. A lottery was also used to generate funds to build Yale, Princeton, and Harvard Universities. The roof of the Capitol Building was also funded by a lottery. Lotteries were even used to provide funds for maintenance to fix roads, canals, and bridges throughout the United States.... but, what about the Connecticut lottery in particular? What is its history?
The Connecticut Lottery began in 1971 with the signing of Public Act No. 865 by the then current Governor of Connecticut, Thomas Meskill. The first tickets were sold in the state of Connecticut on February 15, 1972. In 1976, the first weekly Connecticut Lottery television show aired on the television. This show was called Double Play.
Soon thereafter, the Connecticut Lottery also introduced a game called The Rainbow Jackpot. This was the first game in Colorado where the tickets for the game were preprinted but were not scratch offs. Since the creation of the lottery, the Connecticut Lottery has added many more games over the years and has become a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association, offering the citizens in the state the chance to play PowerBall and Mega Millions.
Proceeds from the Connecticut Lottery are given to the state’s General Fund to distribute. These proceeds are used to generate funds for specific programs in the state. Sometimes these proceeds are allocated to multiple programs throughout the state and other times they are only allocated to one fund.
Some of the proceeds are kept to maintain the lottery and provide prize payouts to players when they win. Another portion of the proceeds is also used give commissions to retailers within the state who are responsible to selling the tickets for the lottery. After this money has been kept aside, one hundred percent of what is leftover is given to the state’s General Fund.
Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the winning number information on this web page, mistakes can occur. In the event of any discrepancies, Connecticut State laws and Connecticut Lottery regulations will prevail. Lottery data is provided for entertainment and informational purposes only. SuperMedia does not condone or encourage the practice of gambling by providing this information. If you or someone you love have a gambling problem, learn more through Gamblers Anonymous.
One of the luckiest lottery winners of the Connecticut Lottery was Domingo Cabrera of Yonkers, New York. Cabrera won $1 million by winning the Connecticut Lottery PowerBall on August 7, 2010. The odds of him matching all the numbers to win this PowerBall jackpot prize were 1 in 195,249,054.
If you want to find out if you are a big winner, you can check the winning numbers for Connecticut lottery draw games at Superpages.com. You can also find more Connecticut lottery information at the official Connecticut Lottery Website.