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Fast Play – CT Lottery’s New Category of Games – Launches July 20 with “Jumbo Bucks”Fast Play offers instant cash prizes and rolling progressive jackpots


ROCKY HILL, CT / July 17, 2020 – On Monday, July 20, 2020, the CT Lottery will launch a new category of games called Fast Play. Fast Play games are like instant (scratch) games, but are printed on-demand from a CT Lottery retailer terminal or self-serve CT Lottery vending machine. The first family of games will be “Jumbo Bucks,” and will be available at the $1, $2, and $5 price points.

“Fast Play will offer our players an entertaining option that combines several elements of different games and playstyles with the familiarity that comes with CT Lottery games,” said Greg Smith, CEO and President, CT Lottery. “We’re excited to add Fast Play games to our product line, and look forward to seeing that progressive jackpot grow and for our players to win it.”

Fast Play progressive games are a series (or family) of games that all share the same name, appearance and playstyle, but are available at different price points (wager amounts). There are no numbers to pick, no play slip needed and no drawings. Each game in a family contributes to ONE progressive jackpot that grows with ticket sales, until someone wins. Fast Play will be available across the CT Lottery’s 2,900-strong retailer network. Almost 20 state lotteries offer games similar to Fast Play, many with progressive jackpots.

Along with the CT Lottery’s current slate of games that includes an expansive instant ticket portfolio and draw games like Powerball, Mega Millions, and Connecticut’s own Lotto game, Fast Play will offer a fresh and entertaining option for consumers and continue to grow the Lottery’s financial contributions to the state’s General Fund. In fiscal year 2020, the CT Lottery returned $348 million* to the General Fund, the second-most ever. In the last three years alone, the Lottery has returned in excess of $1 billion to the state.

* Not-yet audited

About CT Lottery:

Lottery sales benefit Connecticut's residents in valuable ways. In fiscal year 2020, players won more than $822 million in prize money and Retailers earned more than $73 million in commissions. At the same time, the CT Lottery provided $348 million to support the valuable services and programs funded by the state’s General Fund including public health, libraries, public safety, education and more.  Since the Lottery began in 1972, our contributions to the General Fund have exceeded $10 billion.

The CT Lottery reminds the public that purchasers must be 18 or older.  If you gamble, use your GameSense.  For information about the CT Lottery, stop by any CT Lottery retailer, visit CTLOTTERY.ORG, join us on Facebook (, Instagram (, Twitter (, or call (860) 713-2700.

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