Jan. 29, 2014 – The Connecticut Lottery will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year by giving away hundreds of thousands of dollars to one winner who will definitely be feeling the “luck of the Irish” that day.
Players can get their chance at winning by buying one of the Lottery’s 50/50 Super Draw tickets. The tickets cost $5, and the Super Draw offers some of the best odds of any of the Lottery’s games.
Right now, the Super Draw’s top prize sits at $100,000, but it will almost certainly be worth more than that by drawing day. The winner of the St. Patrick’s Day Super Draw will get half of all the proceeds from ticket sales – that’s why it’s called a 50/50.
In last year’s St. Patrick’s Day Super Draw, enough tickets were sold for the top prize to grow to more than $300,000. The winner last year chose the lump-sum option for his prize, and walked away with about $218,000 after taxes.
To enter the Super Draw, players simply need to buy a ticket and hang onto it. The winner will have to present the winning ticket to verify that all six numbers on their ticket match the six-digit number drawn as the winner.
Sales for the Super Draw started a little more than two weeks ago, but there’s no need to worry; the Lottery will print as many tickets as players can buy.
The odds of the game, then, depend on how many Super Draw tickets the lottery sells. Players must buy their tickets by Sunday, March 16, and the drawing will be held on St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17.
Players can watch the Super Draw on TV, during the 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. broadcasts of FOX News. After the drawing, the winning number will be posted on the Connecticut Lottery’s website, and players can check their tickets at any Lottery retailer.