|Winner:||Joseph Lamonica, Harwinton|
|Retailer:||Dairy Store, New Britain|
Ahoy, Matey! Harwinton Man Wins a “Pirate’s Treasure”A milk truck driver by day, Joseph Lamonica of Harwinton became the CT Lottery’s first “pirate” to claim his $30,000 “bounty” at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill. “Pirate’s Treasure,” a new $3 instant game which launched on September 10, caught this Matey’s eye, so he purchased two from a local lottery retailer.
“The first ticket I played was a $30 winner. I thought that was pretty good. The next ticket completely amazed me—it was a $30,000 winner,” Lamonica told Lottery officials. “I went inside the store and shook the clerk’s hand, and then came straight to lottery headquarters.”
For finding his treasure, Lamonica gladly accepted his prize check for $20,491 (value after taxes). Lamonica tagged a small portion of the prize money for a home improvement project, and the rest as a surprise for his wife. “I’m going to give my wife all but $2,000 of the prize by depositing it in the bank account—I’ll let her discover it when she checks the balance,” said Lamonica with a laugh.
For selling Lamonica his $30,000 top prize winning ticket, Dairy Store, located at 138 East Street in New Britain, will receive a $300 bonus check from the CT Lottery.
The winning names, stories and photos on this website are just a small number of the thousands who claim prizes. The fact is, people win every day with the CT Lottery! Below is a list of recently claimed prizes of $10,000 or more. Please Note: When a winning scratch ticket is validated through a Lottery Retailer's terminal, the remaining number of unclaimed prizes for that prize level is automatically updated reflecting one less prize. Until the individual or group presents their winning ticket for claim at CT Lottery Headquarters, the identity of a winner is unknown.