The Connecticut Lottery officials announced the sale of a new scratch game, with guaranteed prizes yesterday. The new game, called ‘Scratch & Win’, sells for one dollar and every ticket is a $1.00 winner or a free ticket.
Players just need to scratch the one box on the scratchboard to be a winner and redeem the ticket at lottery headquarters.
Due to the state deficit, if the winner elects to take the cash payout, they must take an annuity which will be paid out in annual intervals over ten years. A lump sum payment of $1.00 is not allowed for this game. A free ticket winner however, can be redeemed at the point of purchase, provided the winner completes the necessary paperwork, according to lottery officials.