Lotteries have been around for centuries. In the Middle Ages, governments held lotteries to help finance important government projects and to provide help to the poor. During the Roman Empire, lotteries were popular entertainment at parties. The first commercial lottery was created by Emperor Augustus to generate revenue to help repair the city. Today, there are a number of online lotteries that allow lottery enthusiasts to play anytime, anywhere.
The Connecticut Lottery Corporation is a quasi-public state agency that helps generate revenue for the state. As part of its social responsibility and good public policy mission, the lottery has contributed $10.6 billion to the state’s General Fund since its inception in 1972. During the fiscal year 2021, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation paid out nearly $925 million in prize money. The corporation also provided nearly $83 million in commissions to lottery retailers.
Players can play in various games throughout the state, from scratchers to multi-state games. The state lottery is also part of the Multi-State Lottery Association, with profits going to public schools and college scholarships. In addition to state-specific games, players can choose to play Mega Millions, Powerball, and several other multi-state games. Every time you win a game, 25 cents of the prize will go to public programs and the Common School Fund.
Buying lottery tickets is easy, convenient, and fun. Online lottery sites allow players to purchase tickets from the comfort of their own homes. They also allow them to compare the odds of winning different lotteries.