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Connecticut iLottery Completes Full Launch

After about two weeks of a soft launch, the Connecticut Lottery Corp. announced today that its online lottery has completed a full launch.

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After around two weeks of a soft launch that included limits on new customer sign-ups and availability, the Connecticut Lottery Corp. announced today that its online lottery has completed a full launch.

Connecticut Lottery Manager of Public Affairs Art Mongillo broke the news to PlayUSA after noting in the first week of June that the iLottery launch was around two weeks away.

Mongillo said: “We have been cleared for full launch … Up until this point we had been in soft launch mode, in which our regulator (the CT Department of Consumer Protection) capped our number of registrants and hours of operation. Now that we have exited soft launch, those restrictions have been lifted.”

The Connecitcut Lottery’s website noted that iLottery customers placed more than 10,000 wagers during the first week of the soft launch.

Key takeaways

  • The iLottery is now in full launch after a couple of weeks of a limited soft launch.
  • Only draw games are available for purchase through the iLottery.
  • Connecticut is the 11th state to provide a state-run iLottery.
  • The CT iLottery is available on iOS and will be ready for Android users next month.

CT iLottery offers plenty of features for customers

The Connecticut iLottery is a multi-faceted platform with multiple perks for lottery customers. A few of the features it offers include:

  • Saving favorite numbers
  • Saving preferred wagers
  • Grouping games together to make it easier to buy them
  • Option to set limits on wager and app time
  • View winning numbers
  • Scan tickets bought in person

Eight games are available to online lottery customers: Keno, Powerball, Mega Millions, Lucky for Life, Lotto, Cash 5, Play 3, and Play 4. Scratchers are not available for purchase via the online lottery.

CT Lottery CEO Greg Smith expressed his pride about the iLottery in a press release about the launch:

iLottery gives Connecticut residents a convenient and secure way to play lottery games, whether choosing the every-four-minutes speed of KENO, the huge, life changing jackpots available through Powerball and Mega Millions, or the twice-a-day Play3 & Play4.

For those uninterested in buying CT lottery tickets online, the lottery has around 2,800 retailers.

How to sign up for the online lottery in Connecticut

All lottery customers must be at least 18 years old and located in Connecticut to set up an iLottery account. After users clear registration, they can make a deposit to their account via debit or credit card, or a bank account.

The lottery will deposit iLottery wins of $599 or less directly into a customer’s account. Winners can redeem prizes of $600 or more at the Connecticut Lottery’s Wallingford headquarters.

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J.R. Duren has covered the gambling beats for more than a dozen states for Catena Media since 2015. His past reporting experience includes two years at the Villages Daily Sun, and he is a first-place winner at the Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest.

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J.R. Duren has covered the gambling beats for more than a dozen states for Catena Media since 2015. His past reporting experience includes two years at the Villages Daily Sun, and he is a first-place winner at the Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest.

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