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$5 “Husky Hoops” launches today!
CT Lottery and UConn® “Team Up” On a Scratch TicketWallingford, CT – December 18, 2023 -- The CT Lottery, in a partnership with the University of Connecticut and IMG College, LLC, will launch a $5 scratch ticket – Husky Hoops, which boasts more than $3.5 million in total cash prizes and top prizes of $50,000. In addition, CT residents will have the chance to win tickets to attend select men’s and women’s basketball games through social media and radio promotions.  

“We are thrilled to partner with UConn. Especially on the heels of a Men’s National Championship,” said Pete Donahue, CLC Senior Director of Marketing. “UConn is a premier brand in Connecticut due to their long history of excellence, winning and an exceptionally strong following throughout the state.”

This limited edition ticket has multiple scenes featuring iconic UConn images. The marketing campaign is themed “Ticket of Champions” as a nod to the Women’s and Men’s titles over several decades. Husky Hoops will be available at over 2,800 retailers throughout the state.

“We are always excited to team up with another strong brand in the state of Connecticut.” said David Benedict, UConn Athletic Director. “Our partnership with the CT Lottery and the various promotions in support of Husky Hoops will give our fans a unique experience to continue to celebrate our championship basketball programs in the Basketball Capitol of the World”.

Overall odds of winning a prize on the Husky Hoops ticket is 1 in 3.54. Odds vary during game. Odds winning a prize in any promotion depend on the number of eligible entries received. Terms apply. 

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About the Connecticut Lottery Corporation
The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) is a quasi-public state agency with the mission to generate revenue for Connecticut consistent with the highest standards of good public policy and social responsibility. In fiscal year 2023, players won more than $1.1 billion in prize money and retailers earned more than $80 million in commissions. At the same time, the CLC provided more than $404 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, its contributions to the General Fund have exceeded $12 billion.

The CLC reminds the public that Lottery purchasers must be 18 or older, and players must be at least 21 to place sports wagers. Help is available for problem gambling. Call 888-789-7777 or visit  

Contact:, CT Lottery Corporation 

About UConn
The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 32,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

Contact:, UConn Division of Athletics

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