Official lottery is a government-sponsored gambling game in which a prize is awarded by a random drawing. The prize money can be cash or goods. Official lotteries are usually run by state governments. Most states also offer online lottery games.

Lotteries are very popular in the United States. In 2021, people spent upward of $100 billion on tickets. This has made them the most popular form of gambling in the country. State lotteries promote the games by telling players that they are doing good for their state. But this message obscures how much the games cost, and what a huge amount of money is being spent to fund a very small number of winners.

In addition, the lottery industry is very secretive. Unlike most businesses, it is not subject to public disclosure laws. This means that lottery officials are not required to reveal how much their business is making or losing. They can hide their losses from consumers by slashing ticket prices or putting up misleading billboards.

While it’s possible to find a lot of information about the lottery online, the CT Lottery makes no representation or guarantee as to its accuracy. Winning numbers, jackpots and other information are subject to change. If there is a discrepancy between the winning numbers, jackpots and other information posted on this website and the enabling statutes, official rules, regulations and procedures of the CT Lottery, those official results shall prevail. Play responsibly. If you have a problem, call 2-1-1 or visit GamblerND.