Lotto is a player favorite game you'll find exclusively in Connecticut. With more than 30 years of history, it was known as Classic Lotto until March 2013. Tickets cost just $1 for the chance to win a jackpot that starts at $1 million and keeps growing until a ticket matches all six numbers drawn to win it.
Lotto draws take place every Tuesday and Friday night at around 10:38 PM ET. On draw nights, ticket sales pause at 10:20 PM and resume after the draw at 10:46 PM.
How to Play
Simply choose six different numbers from 1 through 44 and mark them on a play slip. Alternatively, mark QP (Quick Pick) or request it from the retailer and the lottery computer will randomly select your numbers.
Advance Action is the easiest way to play your favorite numbers for up to 26 future draws in a row - just mark the "Yes" box below Advance Action box on the play slip, then mark the number of draws you want to play, or request Advance Action from the retailer. You can purchase 26 plays for the price of 25.
If you have an existing Lotto ticket and want to play the same numbers again, just give the ticket to the retailer and ask for a replay. You'll receive a new ticket with the same number and bet amount, along with an "R" identifying it as a replay ticket.
Lotto Prizes and Odds of Winning
Win the jackpot if you match all six numbers drawn - there are also three other prize tiers. Here's what you could win and how to win it, along with the odds:
|Winning Tier||Prize||Odds of Winning|
|Match 6 of 6||Jackpot||1 in 7,059,052|
|Match 5 of 6||Estimated $2,000||1 in 30,961|
|Match 4 of 6||Estimated $50||1 in 669|
|Match 3 of 6||Fixed $2||1 in 42|
|Overall odds of winning any Lotto! prize are approximately 1 in 39.3|