Traditional lottery ticket Christmas gift turns into $3M win

Traditional lottery ticket Christmas gift turns into $3M win

ROCKY HILL, CT — A circle of relatives Christmas custom of giving Connecticut Lottery tickets became into a $three million win.

Santa arrived with a $three million gift lately from the Connecticut Lottery’s Dec. 25 Mega Millions drawing. The ticket was once offered at Avenue News in Bristol and claimed on Feb. 1.

The prizes have been claimed in 4 separate blocks of $750,00zero below 4 entities:

  • Christmas 2018 Revocable Trust out of Bristol
  • Christmas 2018 2 Revocable Trust out of Plainville
  • Christmas 2018 three Revocable Trust out of Bristol
  • Big Sky Revocable Trust out of Bristol

CT Lottery officers mentioned the large prize was once the results of one circle of relatives’s long-standing custom of gifting scratch tickets at Christmas, a $three million-prize profitable Mega Millions ticket was once bought for final yr’s Christmas Day drawing.

That caused a reinvestment that hit for a large dividend.

“I won $15 on one of the scratch tickets I got for Christmas,” mentioned one of the vital claimants. “I cashed it in at Avenue News (in Bristol), and purchased four more tickets — one Powerball, a Mega Millions, a Lotto and a Lucky for Life. The next day I opened my iPad and saw on Facebook that there was a $3 million Mega Millions ticket sold at Avenue News on Christmas Day. I checked the winning numbers, saw I got a couple numbers… and then I realized I had all, but the Mega Ball.”

The profitable numbers drawn on Dec. 25, 2018 have been 2, eight, 42, 43, and 50. The Mega Ball was once 6, and the Megaplier was once three. Because the ticket was once bought with the Megaplier characteristic added, the $1 million prize was once robotically multiplied via 3 for $three million.

The circle of relatives didn’t consent to a photograph however CT Lottery claims staffers Flo Votino, Sarah Crespo, Wendy Gasparini and Robin Raboin posed with the ceremonial giant take a look at this week to have fun the large payout.

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Updated: February 8, 2019 — 10:23 pm

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