Barbara Blanchfield Claims “Blackjack Supreme” Instant Game Top Prize
West Hartford Barista Brews Over With Excitement About $50,000 Lottery Prize Win
April 03, 2013 --
A few short hours after finishing an early morning shift as a skilled “Barista” at Starbucks, Barbara Blanchfield of West Hartford zipped her way into CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill brewing over with excitement. “After work, I stopped to buy some scratch tickets and I won $50,000!” Blanchfield exclaimed.
A winning “hand” on Blanchfield’s “Blackjack Supreme
” ticket ultimately revealed, much to her astonishment, one of the game’s $50,000 top prizes. “I really didn’t believe what I was seeing at first…I’ve never won anything like this before!”
Blanchfield was simply ecstatic with the prize check she received from Lottery officials for $34,151 (value after taxes). “I don’t have any plans yet for the prize money…it still needs to sink in. Maybe, I’ll go on a little shopping spree.”
For selling Blanchfield her top prize winning ticket, Fairlawn Package Store, located at 101 Park Road in West Hartford, will receive a $500 bonus check from the CT Lottery.