ROCKY HILL, Conn. — The Connecticut Lottery is encouraging players to hold onto their tickets for a special New Year’s game after 100,000 eligible tickets were mistakenly disregarded in the initial drawing.

The lottery organization said Monday that a new drawing will be held and winning tickets from both drawings will be honored. The date of the second drawing will be announced later this week.

But regular player Richard Logozzo tells the Hartford Courant that he and many others threw out their tickets after discovering they weren’t winners.

The New Year’s $1,000,000 Super Draw sold 275,000 tickets with unique six-digit codes ranging from 100,001 to 375,000. The lottery says a mistake in the range of the drawing meant some tickets were given no chance of winning. Prizes range from $100 to $1 million.

Information from: Hartford Courant,

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