Lottery players everywhere were discussing what they would have done if they had won the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot on Wednesday. Thanks to strong ticket sales that topped out at more than $24 million, profits raised from the jackpot run made Connecticut a $9.6 million winner.
That is because 100 percent of profits from the sale of Lottery tickets are delivered to the state's General Fund where they are in turn distributed to the various programs and services the fund supports. Included in that allocation are services that touch all of Connecticut's citizens -- healthcare, education, public safety, and more.
"In addition to funding education and public health services, lottery profits provide much needed monies for conservation, judicial services, property tax reimbursements to towns, hospitals, and more," said Anne M. Noble, President and CEO of the CT Lottery.
The Powerball jackpot run began on Oct. 6 and ended when two jackpot winning tickets were named; one from Arizona and one from Missouri, on November 28, 2012.