SCRATCH GAMES WINNER!
Regina DiBenedetto is Newest CT Lottery “Win for Life 19th Edition®” Winner
Newington Woman Claims “Miracle” Lottery Win of $5,000 a Month for Life
August 14, 2013 -- Today, Regina DiBenedetto of Newington started a new day unlike any other before.  She woke up to beautiful sunny summer skies—and a guaranteed “Win for Life 19th Edition®” instant game prize payment of $5,000 a month for the rest of her life.  “It’s a miracle,” DiBenedetto told Lottery officials.  “This is one of five top prize tickets in the game.  It’s really unbelievable.”

On her way home late last week, DiBenedetto stopped at a CT Lottery retailer and purchased five Win for Life 19th Edition instant tickets for $3 each.  Later that evening, DiBenedetto scratched the first four tickets, but they were non-winners.  The fifth ticket DiBenedetto scratched, however, revealed a winning number match and a “WIN FOR LIFE” prize symbol worth $5,000 a month for life.

“My husband thought something was wrong because I started screaming,” DiBenedetto said with a laugh.  “I told him—WE WON—and had him look at the ticket's prize.  Then we took the ticket to two different lottery retailers and scanned it in a Ticket Checker.”  

Win for Life is one of the CT Lottery’s most popular instant games offered because the value of its top prize is based on the longevity of its winner.  The Win for Life 19th Edition’s top prize is paid as $5,000 a month for life, with guaranteed minimum total payout of $1,200,000, or as a one-time cash option payment of $1,000,000.  

Yesterday, Regina, along with her husband, Charlie, happily by her side, arrived at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill, opting for the game’s $5,000 a month for life top prize.  Regina accepted the first of what she expects will be many prize checks for $3,416 (value after taxes).  “We’re still in shock.  Winning this prize is a big stress reliever,” the DiBenedettos both said.  "We're looking forward to taking a vacation, relaxing, and doing some things that we've never done before."

For selling DiBenedetto her top prize winning Win for Life 19th Edition ticket, K Food Mart, located at 539 Nott Street in Wethersfield will receive a $10,000 bonus check from the CT Lottery.

More Stories

FEATURED WINNER STORIES
Winner Image 0
Kensington Resident Celebrates “Lucky for Life” $25,000 a Year for Life 2nd Prize Win
Winner Image 1
Early Bird Catches the Cash5 $100,000 Top Prize in Bristol
Winner Image 2
No Fooling—Enfield Man Wins $100,000 “Cash5” Lottery Prize on April 1
Winner Image 3
Lottery Lightning Strikes Twice at ShopRite of Southington
Winner Image 4
Stratford Resident Finds a Motto and Wins $100,000 Lottery Prize!
Winner Image 5
Manchester Resident Wins CT’s “50/50 Super Draw” $242,560 Top Prize
Winner Image 6
East Hartford Man Purchases $3,000,000 Winning Scratch Ticket to Retirement
Winner Image 7
Lucky Monroe Man Wins $10,000 A MONTH FOR LIFE Prize!
Winner Image 8
Norwalk Resident Claims $1,000,000 New Year’s Super Draw Prize
Winner Image 9
East Hartford Couple Claim CT’s Fifth “$25,000 a Year for Life” 2nd Prize Win
Winner Image 10
Oh Baby—Manchester Couple Wins $30,000 Prize in Last Night's Powerball Drawing!
Winner Image 11
Happy Birthday Numbers are a Lucky Match for “$25,000 a Year for Life” Prize Win
Winner Image 12
AHA! New Britain Resident Discovers $50,000 Lottery Prize Win
Winner Image 13
New Haven Resident Claims $20,000 “Super Draw” Prize
Winner Image 14
Oxford Resident Scores “New York Giants 2nd Chance Drawing” First Prize
Winner Image 15
Bristol Resident Claims Powerball $1,000,000 Prize Winning Ticket for Dec. 21
Winner Image 16
Lucky “Friday the 13th” $1,000,000 Mega Millions Prize is Claimed at CT Lottery Headquarters
Winner Image 17
ShopRite of East Haven Sells $1,000,000 Powerball Prize Winning Ticket
Winner Image 18
Shelton Man Claims $1,000,000 Mega Millions Prize Winning Ticket from Dec. 10 Drawing
Winner Image 19
$20,000 Lottery Prize Gives Prospect Woman a Reason to Dance
OUR WINNERS
 
 

Connecticut Lottery Corporation
777 Brook Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
ctlottery@ctlottery.org

Lobby Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm
Click here for Lottery closings

Winning Numbers Line: (860) 713-2000
Fax: (860) 713-2805

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 Disclaimer 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 © 1999-2014. Connecticut Lottery Corporation. All rights reserved.