WALLINGFORD — Later this month, players will begin claiming prizes at the new Connecticut Lottery headquarters on Sterling Drive in town.
The corporation announced at the end of May the relocation of its new headquarters to Sterling Drive in Wallingford, and the move has come to fruition. The Connecticut Lottery is maintaining operations with only a few interruptions as part of the relocation.
Christopher Davis, Connecticut Lottery manager, said the move was planned from Rocky Hill to Wallingford because they wanted to get everyone under one location.
“We looked at over a dozen locations across the state and ultimately selected that one because it will help us consolidate all of our operations into one building,” he said. “Previously in Rocky Hill, we were operating at times at four locations, and this will give us the opportunity to have everything in one place and be centrally located for all of our players.”
Davis said that with the Wallingford location, players and employees will have easy access off the highway.
The corporation is doing a phased move-in, and over the next few weeks, they will be holding tours of the facility. This moving process could take a few weeks, Davis said.
The last day for in-person claims at CT Lottery’s Rocky Hill office will be Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to noon, according to a press release. In-person claims at the new Wallingford headquarters are expected to begin the week of Aug. 28.
According to officials, CT Lottery will honor any winning claim that will expire during this brief closure period, but those prizes will only be processed by mail or in-person at the new headquarters and claims center in Wallingford, the release said. Prizes that expire during this brief closure period will not be paid by Connecticut Lottery retailers or high-tier claim centers.
Effective Monday, all claims by mail should go to the new mailing address: CT Lottery Claims Department, 15 Sterling Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492.
Lottery drawings will not be interrupted during this transition period, and sales of all lottery games will be available, the press release said.
For mail-in instructions, visit www.CTLottery.org/ClaimPrize.