|Posted: April 29, 2013, 5:41 pm - IP Logged|
As part of my years-long on-going project to build the most complete history of all lottery results, I have now completed my latest milestone: the complete history of the Connecticut Lottery is now available at Lottery Post to all premium members.
You can go to just about any lottery-related web site out there and get Connecticut lottery results back to the year 2000 or so, but NOBODY (not even the official state lottery Web site) has the complete history all the way back to 1977 online. But now for the first time Lottery Post premium members have access back to the first drawing on March 17, 1977.
So now when you use the lottery results search engine for Connecticut results, you're searching against the entire draw history. If you search on some other web site, you're not.
The difficulty in putting these old results online is that in many cases the old results only exist somewhere on paper, and it can be difficult to track them down. Getting anything from paper into an online database can be difficult, but it can be especially difficult with lottery results, because every single number is important to get perfect. You can't just run it through an OCR software and say that 90% accuracy is "good enough".
Just a side note to add: Thanks to my friends at the Connecticut Lottery for your help. (The CT Lottery has been really great to work with.)