Andrew and Marisol Nadolny celebrate $50,000 Super Cashword 16 top prize win.
AHA! New Britain Resident Discovers $50,000 Lottery Prize Win
January 16, 2014 --
At the break of dawn this morning, Andrew Nadolny made a trip to a local gas station to pick up a pack of cigarettes for his wife, Marisol, along with one of her favorite CT Lottery scratch games—Super Cashword 16
. Andrew, who had worked late the night before, took a little snooze while Marisol quietly played her ticket.
“I could hear her softly counting out loud the number of words she found,” Nadolny told Lottery officials. “When she was done, she asked me to check the ticket…I told her that I didn’t think that ‘AHA’ was really a word, but she was sure that it was.” A quick trip back to the lottery retailer to scan the ticket in a Ticket Checker confirmed that “AHA” moment as a reality—the ticket was a $50,000 prize winner. “Once we got back in the car we both just started screaming,” said Marisol with a laugh.
The game Super Cashword, similar in style to a crossword puzzle, has been a long-time fan favorite since it was first launched by the CT Lottery in 2002. Those who enjoy the extended style of play, like Marisol, build prizes upon how many matches are made as the play is completed.
“Winning this prize is going to be a big help to pay down our daughter’s student loans,” Nadolny said. “After we do that, maybe we’ll be able to take a little, mini vacation.”
For selling the Nadolnys their top prize winning ticket, Gulf Mart (Ameri Gas Valero), located at 8 Farmington Avenue in New Britain, will receive a $500 bonus check from the CT Lottery.