Robert Rich of Shelton claims $1,000,000 Mega Millions prize
Shelton Man Claims $1,000,000 Mega Millions Prize from Dec. 10 Draw
December 13, 2013 --
Driving home from work last Tuesday night, Robert Rich of Shelton pulled into a gas station so that the friend he was traveling with could buy some lottery tickets. Rich bought a scratch ticket, but was urged on by his buddy to also buy a Mega Millions® ticket. He bought five Mega Millions “Quick Pick” tickets—a fortunate choice that resulted in a five number match and a $1,000,000 prize win.
“If it wasn’t for my friend, I would have never even thought to play. Now I can pay off the mortgage, pay off the student loans, and definitely take a family vacation. It certainly makes life a little easier,” Rich told Lottery officials.
The winning Mega Millions
numbers on December 10, 2013 were 5 - 12 - 22 - 41 - 65, the Mega Ball number was 13 and the Megaplier® number was 2. In total, 56,594 winning Mega Millions tickets were sold statewide, with prizes ranging from $1 to $1,000,000.
Rich’s $1,000,000 prize winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased at Howe Avenue Sunoco, located at 276 Howe Avenue in Shelton. Howe Avenue Sunoco will receive a $2,500 bonus check from the CT Lottery for selling the ticket.