SCRATCH GAMES WINNER!
Larry and Sharon Carlson, Jr. of Lebanon Claim "$250,000 Spectacular" Top Prize
26th Wedding Anniversary is Happily Celebrated with $250,000 Lottery Prize Win
May 07, 2013 -- Last Thursday, Laurence “Larry” Carlson, Jr. of Lebanon was on a mission to buy flowers for his wife, Sharon, in celebration of their 26th wedding anniversary.  While shopping, Carlson tried to buy a CT Lottery “$250,000 Spectacular” instant ticket from the store’s courtesy desk, but it was closed.  So, instead, Carlson bought the ticket from a nearby instant ticket vending machine—a choice that happily resulted in winning the game’s $250,000 top prize.

“The funny thing is, Sharon didn’t even want me to buy flowers,” Carlson told Lottery officials with a mischievous laugh.  “It’s a good thing I did…and even more so, that the courtesy desk was closed.  Otherwise, I never would have bought the winning ticket from the vending machine!”  

When the Carlsons accepted their prize $170,750 (value after taxes) at Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill they were still reeling in disbelief over their unexpected windfall and good fortune.  

“It’s unbelievable…it’s crazy…this all feels like a dream,” said Carlson to Lottery officials.  “We’re looking forward to being able to pay off the mortgage, pay some bills and to put some money in the bank.  For fun, though, we’d like to maybe take a cruise.”

For selling Carlson his prize winning ticket, Stop & Shop #682, located at 220 Route 12 in Groton, will receive a $2,500 bonus check from the CT Lottery.  

Other $250,000 Spectacular top prize winners include David George Rogers of Middlefield and Arthur Daniel of New London.

More Stories

FEATURED WINNER STORIES
Winner Image 0
Manchester Resident Wins Connecticut’s “Lotto” Jackpot for $3,600,000
Winner Image 1
Scores of “Summertime Super Draw” Winners Step Forward to Claim Their Prizes
Winner Image 2
Norwalk Man is 6th “5 Card Cash” Winner to Claim $255,555 Top Prize
Winner Image 3
Groton’s $255,555 Top Prize Winner Celebrates “5 Card Cash” Match
Winner Image 4
West Hartland Man Gets “Lucky” and Wins $25,000 a Year for Life Prize
Winner Image 5
Summertime Super Draw Winner Claims $1,000,000 Top Prize for July 6
Winner Image 6
Greenwich “Powerball” Winner Celebrates Holiday Weekend with $1,000,000 Prize Win
Winner Image 7
First Day of Summer is a Hot One for Moosup’s $2,000,000 Powerball Prize Winner
Winner Image 8
Farmington’s “5 Card Cash” Top Prize Winner Celebrates Good News with Family
Winner Image 9
Hamden Resident Claims “Unbelievable” Prize Worth $5,000 a Month for Life!
Winner Image 10
Uncasville Resident is the CT Lottery’s Third “5 Card Cash” $255,555 Top Prize Draw Winner!
Winner Image 11
Twelve Co-Workers Share $50,000 Powerball Prize on “Lucky” Friday the 13th
Winner Image 12
Bridgeport Resident Claims $2,000,000 Powerball with Power Play Prize for June 14 Draw
Winner Image 13
Lucky Oxford Man Claims “Win up to $7,500 a Month for Life” Top Prize Worth $1,500,000!
Winner Image 14
Litchfield Resident Claims Lucky for Life “$25,000 a Year for Life” Prize for June 5
Winner Image 15
Danielson Man Claims Lucky for Life “$25,000 a Year for Life” Prize for May 22
Winner Image 16
Message of the Day: Congratulations! $255,555 Top Prize “5 Card Cash” Winner!
Winner Image 17
Local Waitress Wins First $255,555 “5 Card Cash” Top Prize for May 9th Drawing
Winner Image 18
East Berlin Lottery Retailer is a “Three-Peat” Millionaire Maker!
Winner Image 19
Kensington Resident Celebrates “Lucky for Life” $25,000 a Year for Life 2nd Prize Win
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.