The Connecticut Lottery generated more than a billion dollars in gross revenue in 2014, 18th highest in the country. Revenue per resident, however, was about $292, putting Connecticut in ninth place on a per capita basis, according to recently released statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.
With about $720 per resident, Massachusetts had the nation’s highest lottery revenues per-capita in 2014 — the most recent available data for analysis.
Connecticut ranked fifth in the country for highest per-capita prize payouts: $185 per resident.
State proceeds from the lottery have grown consistently year over year, to about $320 million in 2014, according to a Trend CT analysis of Department of Consumer Protection data.
In Connecticut, the the lower the median income in a neighborhood, the more likely its residents will play lottery games.
Towns with high minority rates and higher unemployment rates had more winners, suggesting residents from those towns played the lottery more often, according to an earlier analysis from Trend CT.