The Connecticut Lottery Corporation has generated a record $418m (unaudited) for the Connecticut General Fund during the 2021 fiscal year (July 2020 – June 2021).
CT Lottery also declared that its total sales were higher than the previous year, reaching $1.5bn (FY2020: $1.3bn), signalling the best results in the lottery’s history.
Greg Smith, President of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, commented: “We are very proud of these results, especially in light of the many adjustments that we encountered during the year.
“Our dedicated staff members remained focused on keeping up with this incredible growth. And our retailers were equally dedicated in operating each day. We are very thankful for their efforts.”
The lottery noted that these results were accomplished thanks to steady instant ticket revenue, growth in Keno sales, and the new Fast Play games, which reached $37m in total sales in their first year. Play3 and Play4 games, following the addition of the new Wild Ball feature, also recorded solid returns.
In unison with its promotion of responsible gambling, the lottery continued its support of $2.3m to the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Chronic Gamblers Treatment and Rehabilitation Fund.
The lottery also sponsored various responsible gambling efforts in collaboration with the partnership members – the CT Council on Problem Gambling and the Problem Gambling Services department at DMHAS.