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Bernardo Santos, Jr. Matches Five Numbers in Sept. 9 Mega Millions® Drawing
Winner:Bernardo Santos Jr, Stamford
Claim Date:
Game:MEGA MILLIONS
Prize:$250,000
Retailer:
Midtown News Llc, Stamford
Stamford Prize Winner Finally Shares $250,000 “Mega” SecretBernardo Santos, Jr. of Stamford knows how to keep a secret.  Until today, Santos was the only person who knew who held the winning Mega Millions® ticket worth $250,000 for the September 9, 2011 drawing—it was Santos, and he didn’t even tell his wife.  “I wanted to be absolutely sure it was a winning ticket first,” a tearful Santos explained to Lottery officials.  “From here, I am going straight home to tell her.”

Santos, a computer programmer who works in Stamford, was the single Mega Millions winning ticket holder in Connecticut for the September 9 drawing who matched the first 5 numbers drawn, 7 - 12 - 19 - 23 - 31, missing the Mega Ball number of 45.  His “Quick Pick” match was worth an incredible $250,000.  “I never expected it, but it’s here,” Santos said.

Santos’ prize check for $170,750 (value after taxes) comes at a most opportune time; one daughter has just finished college, and the other is just beginning.  “It will definitely help make things easier,” Santos said.

For selling Santos his $250,000 prize winning ticket, Midtown News, located at 933 Summer Street in Stamford, will receive a $2,500 bonus from the CT Lottery.

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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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