CT’s “Lucky for Life” Game Scores a Slam Dunk with Another “$25,000 a Year for Life” Second Prize Win
Last night was a big slam dunk for Connecticut on two accounts—for the jubilant fans who witnessed the UConn Huskies men’s basketball team claim the 2014 NCAA tournament title, and for one unknown Lucky for Life
ticketholder in Connecticut who matched the first 5 numbers drawn for the lottery draw game’s $25,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE second prize.
The winning numbers were 1 - 2 - 4 - 7 - 20 with the Lucky Ball number, 7. One ticket sold in Hartford County contained the winning combination for the game’s second prize of $25,000 a year for life.
Across New England, 55,542 winning Lucky for Life tickets were purchased for the April 7, 2014 drawing, including 18,056 tickets in CT alone. Last night’s Lucky match brings the total number of lifetime wins in New England to 20, including 7 wins in Connecticut alone, since September, 2013.
CT’s previous Lucky for Life second prize win occurred on February 27. The winning ticket, sold in New Haven County, has yet to be claimed. The winning numbers for that date were 8-11-17-24-43 with the Lucky Ball number, 30.
The minimum guaranteed amount a second prize winner could receive is $500,000 ($25,000 a year for 20 years), but winners who live longer than that will receive prize payments for the remainder of their natural life. The second prize “Cash Option” is worth $390,000.
Because the CT Lottery does not know who the winner is players should check their tickets and sign all winning tickets immediately to establish ownership.