3 southwest CT residents cash in $250,000 in lottery prizes
CT Lottery paid out some big prizes Tuesday with three southwest Connecticut residents winning a combined total of quarter million dollars.
Among the winners were Sara Neff, of Westport, and Louis Patrick, of Fairfield, who each won $100,000 after playing separate CT Lottery games.
Neff won the top prize on a $100,000 Cashword ticket.
The odds of winning $100,000 in that game are 1 in 250,000. She bought the $10 scratch-off ticket at Mercury #43 (Sunoco) at 322 Post Road East in Westport.
Patrick also beat some big odds to win $100,000 in the Powerball game. He purchased the Powerball ticket at New Express on 200 Tunxis Hill Road in Fairfield.
Patricia Connors, of Seymour, claimed a $50,000 prize on a winning 5X the Money scratch-off ticket that cost five bucks.
The odds of winning $50,000 in the game are 1 in 650,000, according to CT Lottery. The game that has 5,237,500 tickets, has eight $50,000 prizes, seven of which remain unclaimed,.
Connors bought the winning ticket at Smith’s Ansonia Shell at Route 8 and Great Hill Road in Ansonia.
The Connecticut Lottery publishes the list of prize winners of $10,000 or more on its web site .
According to its rules: “Winners cannot remain anonymous. The CT Lottery will consider a winner's name, city/town, and the prize amount a matter of public record, unless the winner produces a valid protective order or Address Confidentiality Program authorization card.
“While most winners claim prizes using their individual names, some winners come forward using other legal entities (i.e., trusts, business partnership) to claim their prizes - and to better shield their identities. In those instances, the Lottery will promote the winner using that legal entity's name.”