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CT Lottery: Kensington Resident Celebrates “Lucky for Life” $25,000 a Year for Life 2nd Prize Win

winner April 15, 2014

Kensington Resident Celebrates “Lucky for Life” $25,000 a Year for Life 2nd Prize Win Kimberly Gianoni gets Lucky on winning lottery ticket for April 7th drawing

What’s the best way to celebrate the discovery of a “Lucky for Life” prize winning lottery ticket in your purse? With some take-out food for dinner and a bottle of champagne, of course, which is just what Kimberly Gianoni of Kensington and her family did after learning her Lucky numbers were worth $25,000 a year, every year FOR LIFE.

“I scanned my ticket in the Ticket Checker and it said, ‘Congratulations, you won the second prize,’ I couldn’t believe it,” Gianoni told lottery officials. “As soon as I left the store, I called my husband and told him to check the numbers again on the lottery’s website. I’ve been playing these numbers a long time, ever since the game began.”

Gianoni’s Lucky for Life ticket for the April 7 drawing missed the Lucky Ball number, 7, but matched five of the winning numbers drawn; 1 - 2 - 4 - 7 - 20, for the game’s $25,000 a year for life 2nd prize. Across New England, 55,542 winning Lucky for Life tickets were purchased for that drawing including 18,056 tickets in Connecticut.

The minimum guaranteed amount a second prize Lucky for Life “Annuity” winner could receive is $500,000 ($25,000 a year for 20 years), but winners who live longer than 20 years will receive prize payments for the remainder of their natural life.

Last Friday, Kimberly and her husband, Pete, opted to collect her $25,000 a year for life second prize in a one-time cash lump-sum of $390,000 (value before taxes). “It’s going to feel great to pay off all our bills and to put the rest away for retirement,” said Gianoni.

Gianoni’s lucky match brings the total number of lifetime wins in New England to 20, including 7 wins in Connecticut alone, since September, 2013.

For selling Gianoni her prize winning ticket, 7-Eleven Store, located at 200 Riverside Avenue in Bristol, will receive a $2,500 bonus check from the CT Lottery.

CT’s “Lucky for Life” Scores a Slam Dunk with Another “$25,000 a Year for Life” Second Prize Win

winnerApril 8, 2014

Hartford County Lottery Retailer Sells “$25,000 a Year for Life” Prize Winning Ticket for Apr. 7

Last night was a big slam dunk for Connecticut on two accounts—for the jubilant fans who witnessed the UConn Huskies men’s basketball team claim the 2014 NCAA tournament title, and for one, unknown Lucky for Life® ticketholder in Connecticut who matched the first 5 numbers drawn for the lottery draw game’s $25,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE second prize.

The winning numbers were 1 - 2 - 4 - 7 - 20 with the Lucky Ball number, 7. One ticket sold in Hartford County contained the winning combination for the game’s second prize of $25,000 a year for life.

Across New England, 55,542 winning Lucky for Life tickets were purchased for the April 7, 2014 drawing, including 18,056 tickets in CT alone. Last night’s Lucky match brings the total number of lifetime wins in New England to 20, including 7 wins in Connecticut alone, since September, 2013.

CT’s previous Lucky for Life second prize win occurred on February 27. The winning ticket, sold in New Haven County, has yet to be claimed. The winning numbers for that date were 8-11-17-24-43 with the Lucky Ball number, 30.

The minimum guaranteed amount a 2nd prize winner could receive is $500,000 ($25,000 a year for 20 years), but winners who live longer than that will receive prize payments for the remainder of their natural life. The 2nd prize “Cash Option” is worth $390,000.

Because the CT Lottery does not know who the winner is players should check their tickets and sign all winning tickets immediately to establish ownership.

East Hartford Couple Claim CT’s Fifth “$25,000 a Year for Life” 2nd Prize Win

winnerFebruary 20, 2014

Rinaldo and Lorraine Fierro Get “Lucky for Life” on February 10

February has been an especially happy month for Rinaldo and Lorraine Fierro of East Hartford. On February 5, the Fierros celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary—a date which coincidently played a big part in their winning the Lucky for Life® lottery draw game’s 2nd prize worth $25,000 a year for life on February 10.

“We’re a family of four—four of our winning numbers are birthdays. I also play the number 5, which is the day of our anniversary,” Rinaldo told Lottery officials. Fierro’s $2 Lucky for Life ticket for the February 10 drawing missed the Lucky Ball number, 25, but matched five of the winning numbers drawn; 5-7-12-15-23, for the game’s $25,000 a year for life 2nd prize. Across New England, 49,808 winning Lucky for Life tickets were purchased for that drawing including 16,208 tickets in Connecticut.

The minimum guaranteed amount a 2nd prize Lucky for Life “Annuity” winner could receive is $500,000 ($25,000 a year for 20 years), but winners who live longer than 20 years will receive prize payments for the remainder of their natural life. The Fierros opted to collect their $25,000 a year for life 2nd prize in a one-time cash lump-sum of $390,000 (value before taxes).

“I’ve been playing these numbers for a very long time,” Rinaldo said. “This extra money will be good to have for some added security in our retirement. We’ll also give some money to our two daughters and four grandchildren.”

Fierro’s lucky match brings the total number of 2nd prize lifetime wins in New England to 16, which includes 5 wins in Connecticut alone. In all, more than $6.4 million in lifetime prizes have been won to date.

For selling Fierro his prize winning ticket, Stop & Shop #613 located at 10 Pitkin Road in Vernon, will receive a $2,500 bonus check from the CT Lottery.

 

Sweet! CT Winner Scores Fifth Lucky for Life® “$25,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE” 2nd Prize

winnerFebruary 11, 2014

Lucky 2nd prize winning ticket is sold in Tolland County – Check your tickets!

Are you feeling the love, Connecticut? For the 5th time since the “Lucky for Life” lottery draw game began on September 19, a CT Lottery player has won the game’s $25,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE 2nd prize, and the timing couldn’t be any sweeter!

The winning ticket for last night’s Lucky for Life drawing was sold in Tolland County and matched the first 5 numbers drawn for the game’s $25,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE second prize.

The winning numbers for February 10, 2014 were 5-7-12-15-23 with the Lucky Ball number, 25.

Across New England, 49,808 winning Lucky for Life tickets were purchased for the February 10 drawing including 16,208 tickets in CT alone.

Last night’s Lucky match also brings the total number of lifetime wins in New England to 16. In all, more than $6.4 million in lifetime prizes have been won to date.

Because the CT Lottery does not know the identity of the $25,000 a year for life 2nd prize winner, all players should assume they could be the winner—check your tickets!

The minimum guaranteed amount a 2nd prize winner could receive is $500,000 ($25,000 a year for 20 years), but winners who live longer than that will receive prize payments for the remainder of their natural life. The 2nd prize “Cash Option” is worth $390,000.

 

Happy Birthday Numbers are a Lucky Match for “$25,000 a Year for Life” Lottery Prize Win

winnerJanuary 24, 2014

Michael Samlidis of Norwalk claims CT’s fourth “Lucky for Life” 2nd prize win.

Last night, while getting ready for work at his second job, Michael Samlidis of Norwalk asked his wife, Helen, to check the CT Lottery’s website (ctlottery.org) for the winning Lucky for Life® numbers. “When she gave me the piece of paper with the numbers she wrote down, my heart nearly jumped out of my chest! I couldn’t believe it,” Samlidis told lottery officials with a laugh.

Samlidis’ $2 Lucky for Life ticket for the January 23rd drawing missed the Lucky Ball number, 19, but matched five of the winning numbers drawn; 12-14-19-20-21, for the game’s $25,000 a year for life 2nd prize. “These are all family’s birthday numbers. I’ve been playing them for years,” Samlidis said.

Across New England, 43,244 winning Lucky for Lifetickets were purchased for the January 23, 2014 drawing, including 14,303 tickets in Connecticut alone. The drawing also marks the 14th time a ‘$25,000 a year for life’ 2nd prize has been won in New England since the new game began on September 19, and fourth Lucky 2nd prize win for Connecticut. The minimum guaranteed amount a 2nd prize Lucky for Life “Annuity” winner could receive is $500,000 ($25,000 a year for 20 years), but winners who live longer than 20 years will receive prize payments for the remainder of their natural life. Samlidis opted to collect his $25,000 a year for life 2nd prize in a one-time cash lump-sum of $390,000.

“This prize will make life a little bit easier,” Samlidis said. “We’ll be able to help our kids, our grandchildren, and maybe take a vacation back to Greece, my homeland.”

For selling Samlidis his winning ticket, Hills Confectionery, located at 57 Stevens Street in Norwalk, will receive a $2,500 bonus check from the CT Lottery.

 

Medford season ticket holder wins $25K a year for life prize

winnerJanuary 23, 2014

Caroline Abdulrazak literally received the birthday gift of her lifetime when the Lucky for Life season ticket she was given back in November won her a prize of $25,000 a year, paid every year, for life in the multi-state game’s Thursday, January 9, 2014 drawing.

Abdulrazak’s Lucky for Life season ticket matched the first five numbers in the drawing to net her the game’s second prize. She selected the cash option on the prize and received a one-time payment of $390,000 (less taxes). The married, mother of two plans to share some of the winnings with her family and also to buy a new home.

The Lucky for Life season ticket that Abdulrazak received as a birthday gift was purchased at Teele Square Market located at 1122 Broadway in Somerville. The store received a $5,000 commission on the sale.

The Massachusetts State Lottery introduced a season ticket program for the multi-state Lucky for Life game in November 2013. Abdulrazak is the first lucky season ticket holder to win a top tier prize in the game. The Lottery also now offers Powerball season tickets, along with Mega Millions and Megabucks Doubler season ticket subscription programs. You can learn more about the Lottery’s season ticket offerings by clicking here or calling: 1-800-222-8587 (TKTS).

When is “13” a Lucky Number? Find out. Get Lucky!

winnerJanuary 10, 2014

More than $6.1 Million “Lucky for Life” lifetime lottery prizes won to date since September 19, 2013

When is the number “13” lucky? When you’re the 13th Lucky for Life® lottery ticket holder to match 5 numbers and win the game’s 2nd Prize worth $25,000 a year for life. Lucky for Life’s 2nd Prize match occurred last night in Massachusetts, bringing the total number of lifetime wins in New England to 13 since September 19, 2013. In all, more than $6.1 million in lifetime prizes have been won to date. “Lottery players have been very lucky with New England’s Lucky for Life game,” said Anne M. Noble, President and CEO of the CT Lottery. “In the last four months, thirteen lives have changed forever—three in Connecticut alone—as a result of winning a Lucky for Life lifetime prize. It’s been a very exciting experience for all.”

If winning Lucky for Life’s 2nd Prize sounds pretty awesome, then winning Lucky’s 1st Prize is even more magnificent. A top prize match is worth an incredible $1,000 a day, every day, for the rest of your life with a guaranteed minimum prize payout of $7,300,000.

About the New England Lucky for Life game:

  • It is the only lottery draw game with two “For Life” prize levels. Besides the top two “For Life” prizes, the game also features cash prizes ranging from $2 to $3,000. Overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 8.6.
  • New England Lucky for Life tickets are $2 each and are sold at Lottery retailers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Winning tickets must be redeemed in the state where purchased.
  • Drawings are held every Monday and Thursday at 10:38pm.
  • “For Life” prizes are payable for the length of a winner’s natural life. At minimum, payments are guaranteed to be made for 20 years, but could last much longer based on the winner’s lifespan.
To learn more about the Lucky for Life game visit ctlottery.org or NELuckyforLife.com, or visit your local Lottery retailer.

$25,000 a Year for Life Christmas Winner

winnerDecember 24, 2013

Imagine waking up on Christmas Eve and discovering that you'll be getting $25,000 a year, for the rest of your life. Someone in Rhode Island is doing just that today. He or she matched five numbers but not the Lucky Ball number in last night's Lucky for Life® drawing for the big win. The winning ticket was purchased at Another Liquor Store, 311 Warwick Ave., Cranston.

This is the second $25,000 per-year win in Rhode Island since the game launched in March 2012. Lucky for Life®'s top prize is $1,000 a day for life and is the only game in the country that offers two lifetime prizes. The game is sold only in New England.

Drawings are held every Monday and Thursday at 10:38pm and can be viewed on www.NELuckyforLife.com.

Players can learn more about the Lucky for Life® game by logging on to www.RILOT.com and also by visiting their local Rhode Island Lottery retailer.

Worcester man claims $25,000 a year for life prize!

winnerNovember 5, 2013

Congratulations to Matthew Comptois of Worcester – he claimed a $25,000 a year for life prize for matching the first five numbers selected in the October 21st Lucky for Life drawing.

Comptois selected the cash option on the prize and received a one-time, lump sum payment of $390,000 (less taxes). He plans to invest the winnings.

Comptois played his Lucky for Life numbers at Day-Nite Superstore located at 26 Greenwood Street in Worcester. The store received a $5,000 commission on the sale.

Oct. 31 “Lucky for Life” Lottery Drawing Gives Away “$25,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE” 2nd Prize

winnerNovember 4, 2013

Stephanie Campbell of Fairfield Claims CT’s Third Lucky for Life 2nd Prize Win

On the night of October 31, Stephanie Campbell, 53, of Fairfield wasn’t wearing a Halloween costume, but she certainly received one of the tastiest treats of all—she won the “Lucky for Life®” lottery drawing game’s 2nd prize worth $25,000 a year, every year for the rest of her life!

Campbell’s Lucky for Life ticket missed matching the Lucky Ball number, which was 16, but matched the other five winning numbers drawn, 2 - 21 - 26 - 30 - 39. Across New England, 42,212 Lucky winning tickets were purchased for October 31. More than 14,500 of them were sold in Connecticut alone.

At first glance, Campbell thought she had matched four Lucky numbers for a $150 prize win, but after looking at her ticket more closely, she saw that she had matched the fifth number, as well. “I went crazy—jumping, screaming, crying and laughing that I had won $25,000 a year for life,” Campbell told Lottery officials with a mirthful laugh.

Lucky for Life is a unique lottery game because its “For Life” prize value is based on the longevity of the winner. The minimum guaranteed amount a 2nd prize winner will receive is $500,000 ($25,000 a year for 20 years), but winners who live longer than that will receive prize payments for the remainder of their natural life. Lucky for Life’s top prize is worth a life-altering $1,000 a day, every day for life.

Friday, Campbell arrived at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill to claim the first of many $25,000 annual prize checks for the rest of her life. “This will provide a little bit of security for the family,” Campbell said. “I have one child in college, and another that soon will be, so this [prize] will help with that, too.”

Lucky for Life’s October 31st drawing marks the 9th time a ‘$25,000 a year for life’ 2nd prize has been won in New England since the new game began September 19. It is the third Lucky 2nd prize win for Connecticut.

For selling Campbell her “lifetime” prize winning ticket, Cumberland Farms located at 1101 Boston Post Road in Fairfield, will receive a $2,500 bonus check from the CT Lottery.

Morris Couple is “Lucky in Love” and Now “Lucky for Life” 2nd Prize Winners

winnerOctober 28, 2013

William Stepney Claims “$25,000 a Year for Life” 2nd Prize Ticket for Oct. 24 Drawing

The day after their 21st wedding anniversary, Bill and Betty Stepney of Morris took the day off from work to spend time together while getting a head start on their Christmas shopping. Later, a special anniversary dinner was planned at home with the family, but first, Betty needed to go to the grocery store for food. While there, Betty scanned a “Lucky for Life” ticket that Bill purchased for the October 24 drawing in a Lottery ticket checker and received a surprise of a lifetime.

“I wasn’t expecting to see ‘CONGRATULATIONS SECOND PRIZE WINNER,’” Betty told lottery officials.” “My eyes got real big. I knew exactly what the second prize was—$25,000 a year for life!” Once at home, Betty and Bill took the Lucky ticket, logged onto the CT Lottery website (ctlottery.org), and again confirmed that they had a five number match. “We couldn’t believe it. We were in shock,” Betty said.

The $2 Lucky for Life “Quick Pick” ticket that the Stepneys purchased for the October 24 drawing missed the Lucky Ball number,18, but matched five of the winning numbers drawn; 12 - 14 - 18 - 38 - 42.

Across New England, 41,627 winning Lucky for Life tickets were purchased for the October 24, 2013 drawing; more than 14,000 tickets were sold in CT alone.

The Stepneys arrived at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill on Monday after what they described as an “incredibly long weekend.” “Most weekends seem short, but it felt like a very long, long weekend; having to hold onto this ticket all the way through until Monday to claim it,” said Bill.

As a 2nd prize winner, Stepney opted to collect his prize as a one-time cash option of $390,000. “We’re going to pay off our debt and then put the balance away for our retirement.” As the couple “high fived” each other, they were asked what their secret was to a happy marriage. Betty replied, “We are best friends, we look out for each other, and we’re very appreciative of our family. We’re very lucky.”

Stepney’s Lucky winning ticket was purchased at Towne Apothecary, LLC, located at 95 Main Street S., Bethlehem. Towne Apothecary will receive a $2,500 bonus check from the CT Lottery for selling the ticket.

Since the new Lucky for Lifegame began on September 19, the $25,000 a year for life second prize has been won a total of eight times. Two of those Lucky wins occurred in Connecticut.

Another CT “Lucky for Life®” Winner is “$25,000 a Year for Life” Richer!

winnerOctober 25, 2013

One Lucky 2nd Prize Winning Ticket is Sold in Litchfield County for October 24 Drawing

Last night’s “Lucky for Life” drawing resulted in another $25,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE win for Connecticut.  So, if you bought a ticket in Litchfield County for the game’s October 24 drawing, you could be CT Lottery’s newest 2nd prize “For Life” winner!

The winning Lucky for Life numbers were 12 - 14 - 18 - 38 - 42 with the Lucky Ball number, 18.

Across New England, 41,627 winning Lucky for Life tickets were purchased for the October 24, 2013 drawing. More than 14,000 tickets were sold in CT alone.

“Winning a ‘lifetime’ prize can truly be a life changer,” said Anne M. Noble, President and CEO of the CT Lottery. “Of the eleven Lucky for Life drawings that have occurred since the new game began on September 19, the game’s 2nd prize worth $25,000 a year for life has been won a total of eight times. Two of those Lucky wins occurred in Connecticut.”

The minimum guaranteed amount a 2nd prize winner could receive is $500,000 ($25,000 a year for 20 years), but winners who live longer than that will receive prize payments for the remainder of their natural life. The 2nd prize “Cash Option” is worth $390,000.

At this time the CT Lottery does not know who the winner is and urges players to check their tickets, and to sign all winning tickets immediately to establish ownership.

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