|Winner:||Errol Goffe, East Hartford|
|Game:||5 CARD CASH|
|Retailer:||South Green Package Store, East Hartford|
Two Players Win "5 Card Cash" $255,555 Top Prizes in Back-to-Back DrawingsIt was very eventful holiday weekend for two CT Lottery players, each who won the 5 Card Cash game’s $255,555 top prize in back-to-back drawings.
The first winning ticket, purchased by Keith Ryan of Waterbury, contained a perfect match to the 5 Card Cash card symbols drawn on July 3rd: JD - 10H - 8S - 5S - 2H (Jack of Diamonds, 10 of Hearts, 8 of Spades, 5 of Spades and 2 of Hearts).
“When I scanned my ticket and saw that I won $255,555, I started crying. Then, I kissed the girl standing next to me at the ticket checker,” Ryan told Lottery officials with a laugh. “I’m putting this money in a retirement fund. I’ve been a mechanic for 37 years of my life, and it hasn’t been easy.”
Another 5 Card Cash top prize match was made the following day on a winning ticket purchased by Errol Goffe of East Hartford for the July 4th drawing with the winning cards: KS - 3D - 4S - 9C - 3C (King of Spades, 3 of Diamonds, 4 of Spades, 9 of Clubs and 3 of Clubs).
“I was in Boston on July 4th for the fireworks. I looked up the winning numbers on my phone and saw that there were two back-to-back top prize winners and thought, ‘Please let it be me!’ This morning, I picked up a winning numbers report and saw all my cards were a match—I couldn’t believe it.”
In addition to the two 5 Card Cash $255,555 top prize wins that occurred on July 3 and 4, a combined total of 477 tickets contained “Draw Win” prizes ranging from $20 to $555. A total of 27,432 tickets also contained “Instant Win” prizes ranging from a $2 (free ticket) to $5,555.
Ryan's winning ticket was purchased at The Good Life Wine & Spirits, 1249 West Main Street in Waterbury. Goffe purchased his winning ticket at the South Green Package Store at 725 Main Street in East Hartford. Each retailer will receive a $2,500 bonus from the CT Lottery for selling a 5 Card Cash top prize winning ticket.
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.