|Winner:||Craig Comparone, Plantsville|
|Game:||$100,000,000 DIAMOND MINE|
|Prize:||$1 Million |
|Retailer:||Sunoco A Plus, Middletown|
Plantsville Resident "Mines" $1,000,000 Playing CT Lottery Instant GameWho says you can’t scratch a diamond? Craig Comparone of Plantsville did just that when he scratched the coating from a $100,000,000 Diamond Mine instant ticket on Friday and discovered he'd won a $1,000,000 top prize in the game. Comparone's million-dollar surprise has made him "Connecticut’s Newest Lottery Millionaire."
The $100,000,000 Diamond Mine million dollar top prize is payable as a 20-year annuity or one-time cash lump-sum equivalent. After consulting with a financial advisor, Comparone, the third top prize winner in the game, chose the lump-sum option of $578,390; he received a prize check for $377,430 (after taxes).
For selling Comparone his top prize winning ticket, Sunoco A Plus, located at 519 Washington Street in Middletown will receive a $10,000 bonus check from the CT Lottery.
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.