CT Lottery to hold second drawing for ‘Super Draw’ after error

Connecticut Lottery headquarters. (WTNH / Josh Scheinblum)

(WTNH) — An error regarding a recent lottery drawing has resulted in some confusion for players on New Year’s Day.

According to the CT Lottery, an error was made in the range of tickets eligible for the CT Super Draw drawing. The lottery states, “…due to human error, 100,000 ticket numbers were not included in this morning’s Super Draw drawing.”

The lottery says that “the CT Super Draw drawing was overseen by both the Department of Consumer Protection as well as an independent auditor, Marcum, LLC.” Officials say this acts as layers of protection to “mitigate against mistakes and to make sure that the drawing rules and procedures are followed correctly.”

Lottery officials say a second drawing is expected to take place at a future time. According to the CT Lottery’s website, “The date and time of the drawing will be announced later this week.”

Officials are asking all players to hold all tickets. Cashing of the CT Super Draw tickets has been temporarily suspended while the lottery works to conduct an additional drawing.

The CT Lottery has announced that winning tickets from both drawings will be honored.

In a press release, the CT Lottery stated that the Department of Consumer Protection will “be reviewing the policies and procedures associated with [Monday’s] drawing, and will review policies for future drawings with heightened scrutiny in order to prevent mistakes like this from happening in the future.”

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