|Winner:||Chris Cyr, South Windsor|
|Game:||CT LOTTERY GOLD|
|Retailer:||7-Eleven Store #11484D, South Windsor|
South Windsor Man Celebrates $500,000 “CT Lottery Gold” Prize WinWednesday morning, Chris Cyr of South Windsor cashed a $10 prize winning lottery ticket; rather than pocketing his prize, he chose to purchase two $5 “CT Lottery Gold” instant tickets to try his luck again. Cyr’s split-second decision will undoubtedly be a moment in time not soon forgotten—it resulted in a $500,000 top prize win.
It wasn’t until later in the day that Cyr played his CT Lottery Gold ticket and revealed a single winning number match giving Cyr the choice of a $500,000 20-year annuity prize or a cash lump sum value of $395,450. Cyr opted for the cash lump sum and drove straight to Lottery headquarters to receive a prize check for $270,094 after taxes.
For selling Cyr his CT Lottery Gold prize winning ticket, 7-Eleven Store, located at 700 Ellington Road in South Windsor, will receive a $5,000 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.