|Winner:||John Rechenberg, Bristol|
|Retailer:||Avenue News Of Bristol Llc, Bristol|
“Beginner’s Luck” Pays Out $10,000 Prize to Bristol WinnerThe first time John Rechenberg of Bristol ever purchased a “Lucky-4-Life” ticket was for the September 22, 2011 drawing. Call it “beginner’s luck,” but Rechenberg, a machinist at Pratt & Whitney, had the extraordinary good fortune of winning $10,000 on that very ticket. “I don’t know why I bought the ticket; I usually buy Classic Lotto and Powerball,” Rechenberg told CT Lottery officials.
The winning Lucky-4-Life numbers for September 22 were 3 - 6 - 16 - 29. Rechenberg’s “Quick Pick” matched those four numbers, but not the Lucky Ball number, which was 38. A total of 7,511 winning Lucky-4-Life tickets were sold on that date.
After Rechenberg discovered his $10,000 prize winning combination in the morning newspaper, he immediately brought his ticket to a lottery retailer to be validated. “I was excited about it. I’ve never won this much,” said Rechenberg who accepted a prize check for $6,830 (value after taxes) from Lottery officials. It was certainly a day of celebration for Rechenberg; his next stop after the Lottery was the hospital—to welcome the birth of his newest grandchild.
Rechenberg’s winning Lucky-4-Life ticket was purchased at Avenue News located at 821 Farmington Avenue in Bristol.
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.