Connecticut man cashes in $21.3M lottery ticket
DANBURY, CT — Connecticut’s latest millionaire got here ahead Tuesday, cashing in a Lotto ticket value a fab $21,365,302.
William McLaughlin, of Danbury, claimed the highest prize at Connecticut Lottery’s headquarters in Rocky Hill.
He bought the $1 Lotto ticket, with profitable numbers 1-Nine-10-15-41-43, on the Stop & Shop on Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury.
McLaughlin’s six-number fit was once value $25.eight million — the third-largest Lotto jackpot in the state’s historical past.
Because McLaughlin took a “Cash Lump Sum” payout, his take-home prize was once $21.three million. If paid as an annuity over 21 years, the quantity would had been $25.eight million.
The closing time the Lotto jackpot exceeded $25 million was once on Jan. 1, 2002, when it was once $28.five million. The easiest Lotto jackpot ever received in the state was once $31 million on Dec. 1, 1992.
McLaughlin may no longer be reached for remark Wednesday morning.
The Lake Avenue Stop & Shop has an immediate ticket merchandising system, however a shop worker stated McLaughlin bought his ticket at a carrier table throughout the retailer.
McLaughlin’s ticket was once one in all 46,041 profitable tickets offered for Nov. 1, in step with Connecticut Lottery.
The general odds of profitable a Lotto prize are 1 in 39.three, whilst the chances of profitable the jackpot — by means of matching all six profitable numbers drawn — are about 1 in 7.1 million.
Lotto avid gamers can make a selection six numbers between 1 and 44, or they are able to ask for a Lotto “Quick Pick” to let a pc randomly select their numbers.
For promoting the profitable ticket, Stop & Shop on Lake Avenue Extension earned a $10,000 store fee, which it plans to donate to the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut.
The group — which is helping low-income people and households in the Danbury subject — is one the shop has labored with in the previous, stated Jennifer Brogan, Stop & Shop’s director of exterior communications.
“We’re ecstatic that we have a Lotto jackpot winner in Connecticut’s game,” Connecticut Lottery President and CEO Greg Smith stated sooner than McLaughlin claimed his prize.
According to Smith, the Lotto has “the best odds when compared to other larger draw games, because it’s Connecticut-only.”
McLaughlin — whose title was once revealed on Connecticut Lottery’s on-line Winners List — declined to be featured in the lottery’s Winner Stories, the place other people give their tales on how they bought the ticket and pose for a photograph conserving a large test.
Several Danbury subject citizens have claimed profitable Connecticut Lottery tickets in contemporary months.
Tuesday, two Danbury citizens claimed profitable tickets. One man received a $30,000 30x Cash sixth Edition ticket bought on the Wheels fuel station on Tamarack Avenue, and every other received a $100,000 Cash five ticket bought at a Maham Service Station in Bridgeport.
Last Wednesday, a Southbury resident received $10,000 taking part in 30x Cash sixth Edition. She bought the ticket at Newtown Convenience in Newtown.
The Main Street Convenience retailer in Southbury had two winners.
One Southbury man received $100,000 after buying a Cash five ticket there in September, and every other received $10,000 after buying a 10x Cash 13th Edition ticket in October.
A Danbury man received $30,000 closing month, after buying a 30x Cash sixth Edition ticket at Handy Stop on Highland Avenue in Waterbury.
A New Milford girl received $10,000 closing month, after buying a 30x Cash sixth Edition on the Park Lane Sunoco in New Milford.
The Fast Freddie’s on Pocono Lane in Danbury offered a profitable $10,000 30x Cash sixth Edition ticket to an Ansonia man in October.