CT Lottery Official Web Site - Winners

 
DRAWING GAMES WINNER!
Branford Group of 8 Share Mega Millions Prize Won on July 19
Blackstone Library Co-workers Split $250,000 Mega Millions Prize
July 26, 2011 -- “Quiet” was not an option at the Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford once the branch’s reference librarian, Debby Trofatter, shared the incredible news that she, along with seven co-workers, had won $250,000 playing the Mega Millions® drawing on July 19, 2011.  “There was a lot of shouting, hugging and kissing going on, that’s for sure,” Trofatter said.

The group successfully matched the first five Mega Millions numbers drawn on July 19, 2 - 9 - 10 - 16 - 35, but missed having the Mega Ball number of 40.  A total of 4,129 winning tickets were sold statewide for that drawing.  Prize values ranged from $2 to $250,000 each.

Trofatter, who was in charge of buying and checking the group’s tickets, visited the Lottery’s website and noticed right away that their hand-picked numbers were a match.  “When I clicked on the payout and saw $250,000, that’s when I started to scream,” Trofatter said laughing.  Troffatter, who is also a Branford resident, drove immediately to the library to share the amazing news with the group.  “I always told them that if we won, they would know right away.”

Trofatter, along with one of the Blackstone Library’s other lucky winners, Deirdre Santora of New Haven, arrived at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill to claim the $171,256 prize (value after taxes) on behalf of the group.  The prize will be split between the eight co-workers, each receiving $21,407 (prize value after taxes).  Other winners include Kathy Rieger, New Haven; Linda Gibson, Branford; Sandre Johnson, Branford, Nancy Klek, Guilford, Mary Lockery, East Haven; and Kathleen Boyd, Guilford.

Asked if the group would keep playing Mega Millions, Trofatter responded, “Most definitely.”

The group’s winning ticket was purchased at Stop & Shop #687 located on Leetes Island Road in Branford.  Stop & Shop will receive a check for $2,500 for selling the ticket.

More Stories

FEATURED WINNER STORIES
Winner Image 0
Co-Workers Celebrate Powerball® Lottery Pool Win of $100,000
Winner Image 1
Franklin Man Reels in $10,000 Lottery Prize on Coffee Break
Winner Image 2
Milford Man’s Good Deed Leads to Chance $1,000,000 Lottery Win
Winner Image 3
Plainville Grandmother Remembers to Check Her Lottery Tickets, Cashes $20,000
Winner Image 4
Math Professor Wins Powerball® after Lecturing on Lottery Probability
Winner Image 5
Bristol Man ‘Checks Lottery Tickets in Sleep’ Wakes Up to $100,000 Reality
Winner Image 6
$50,000 Lottery Winner Drives Off to the Beach with Loving Wife
Winner Image 7
Lucky Stamford Woman Hops Back in Line for Chance $10,000 Lottery Win
Winner Image 8
24-Year-Old Pizza Shop Owner’s Lottery Ticket Delivers $50,000
Winner Image 9
Birthday Winner Claims Two Cash5 Top Prize Tickets
Winner Image 10
$3,000,000 Lottery Winner Looks to Cross Off Bucket List with Best Friend
Winner Image 11
Lottery Winner Pays It Forward with Random Act of Kindness
Winner Image 12
Wethersfield Man Rings in $25,000 in Time for Wedding
Winner Image 13
Broad Brook Woman Feels Lucky, Wins $10,000 Lottery Prize
Winner Image 14
Seymour Man Donates to Community and Shares $50,000 Lottery Prize
Winner Image 15
Lucky Woman Buys Husband New Truck with $25,000 Lottery Win
Winner Image 16
Volunteer Hospital Worker Shares $25,000 with Son and Granddaughter
Winner Image 17
Kind Gesture Leads to a Lucky $30,000 Lottery Prize for East Haven Woman
Winner Image 18
New Britain Winner to Spend Lottery Prize on Family Education
Winner Image 19
Hamden Woman Collects $10,000 on “Replay” KENO Ticket
OUR WINNERS
 
 
PLEASE PLAY RESPONSIBLY. Purchasers must be 18 or older.
The CLC makes no representation or guarantee as to the accuracy of the information contained on this website. By using this website, you agree to the terms contained
in our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. The information and materials in this website are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either, express or implied.
In the event of a discrepancy between information on the website regarding winning numbers, jackpots or prize payouts and the CLC’s enabling statutes, official rules,
regulations and procedures the enabling statutes, official rules, regulations and procedures shall prevail. All materials on this Website are owned by or licensed to the CLC.
Written permission required from the CLC in order to reproduce, distribute or display any images or content on this Website.
Copyright © 1999-2016. Connecticut Lottery Corporation. All rights reserved.