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Ray Petersen, Jr. Wins $10,000 Playing Powerball on April 16
Winner:Raymond Petersen Jr, West Hartford
Claim Date:
Game:POWERBALL
Prize:$10,000
Retailer:
Sams Food Store, West Hartford
West Hartford Collector "Discovers" $10,000 TicketMost paper that Ray Petersen, Jr. of West Hartford comes into contact with is vintage in nature.  As a self-employed antique paper and ephemera collector, paper that most people feel has little value, Peterson often finds of great interest.  Recently, Petersen purchased a particular piece of paper for $1.  It wasn’t an antique, but certainly turned out to be valuable—it was a Powerball “Quick Pick” ticket with a four number match for the April 16, 2011 drawing, and it was worth $10,000 in prize money.

Petersen matched the Powerball number of 7, and successfully matched four of the first five numbers drawn in the April 16th Powerball game, which were 21 - 33 - 44 - 45 – 55.  Nationwide, 737,444 winning tickets were purchased for the April 16 Powerball drawing; 13,401 of those tickets were sold here in Connecticut. 

“When I checked my Powerball ticket in the Ticket Checker and saw $10,000, I thought, ‘Huh, that’s interesting,’” Petersen told lottery officials with a laugh.  “Then I asked the clerk to check it.  When she confirmed I really won $10,000, I skipped the errands I had planned to do, and went right home to tell my wife.”

Yesterday afternoon, Petersen arrived at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill to claim a check for $6,850 (prize value after taxes).  When asked how he felt about his $10,000, he gave lottery officials a “thumbs up” signal.  “It’s all good.  There is no downside to this,” said Petersen.

Petersen feels especially lucky that his $10,000 prize will be used for something fun.  “We were planning on putting in a pool this summer, but now we can put it in with a new deck.”

Sam’s Food Store, located on New Britain Avenue in West Hartford will receive a $100 bonus check from the CT Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

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The winning names, stories and photos on this website are just a small number of the thousands who claim prizes. The fact is, people win every day with the CT Lottery! Below is a list of recently claimed prizes of $10,000 or more. Please Note: When a winning scratch ticket is validated through a Lottery Retailer's terminal, the remaining number of unclaimed prizes for that prize level is automatically updated reflecting one less prize. Until the individual or group presents their winning ticket for claim at CT Lottery Headquarters, the identity of a winner is unknown.

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