CT Lottery Official Web Site - Winners

 
DRAWING GAMES WINNER!
The Wait is Over! Family Trio Claims $1,000,000 Mega Millions® Prize from Dec. 23 Drawing
March 16, 2012 -- Time was ticking on the $1,000,000 prize winning ticket sold in Connecticut for the December 23, 2011 Mega Millions drawing.  Like all other CT Lottery draw tickets, winners have 180 days from the drawing date to claim their prize.  As time wore on, CT Lottery staffers remained hopeful that one day soon, the winning ticket holder would step forward to claim their million-dollar prize.  Recently, the Rheaume family—Leo Rheaume of South Windsor, sister, Jeanne Gobeil of Sulphur, LA; and his son, Matthew Rheaume of Fleetwood, PA—arrived at Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill to finally make their claim.  “It’s really hard to believe,” said Leo Rheaume of South Windsor.

The family trio, who decided nearly three years ago to play lottery together and equally share any prizes won, successfully matched the first 5 Mega Millions numbers, 3-5-8-18-29 drawn on December 23, 2011, but missed the Mega Ball number of 14.  The Megaplier® was 4.  “The numbers were selected from family birthdays,” said the elder Rheaume. 

Because the Rheaume family had added the Megaplier feature to the purchase of their Mega Millions ticket for an extra $1, their $250,000 prize was automatically multiplied by 4 making for a spectacular $1,000,000 win ($683,000 after taxes). 

The Rheaume family’s million-dollar winning ticket was the largest sold in Connecticut for the December 23rd Mega Millions drawing.  Additionally, 12,407 winning tickets with prize values from $2 to $10,000 were sold throughout the state for that game. 

Country Store, located at 960 Sullivan Avenue in South Windsor, sold Rheaume his winning ticket and will receive a $2,500 bonus from the CT Lottery for doing so.

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.