|Winner:||Jeffrey Micklus, Cromwell|
|Retailer:||Stop & Shop #613, Vernon|
Happy Belated Birthday Gift is a $10,000 Lottery Prize Winner!Jeff Micklus’ roommate felt terrible about missing his friend’s December 1st birthday. Days later, the roommate gave Micklus a card with a belated birthday wish and a heartfelt apology. Tucked inside the card was a CT Lottery “$10,000 Celebration” instant ticket. Shockingly to both roommates, the $10 lottery gift turned out to be a $10,000 top prize winner.
The new instant game, which launched on December 10, has already produced 8 top prize winners—Micklus is the ninth. There are still 41 more top prizes in the game that remain to be claimed.
In the $10,000 Celebration instant game, the player has a chance to find up to ten number matches. For Micklus, it was a single number match that revealed the $10,000 top prize. “When I scratched the prize area, I saw $10 and thought at least I won the cost of the ticket. Then I scratched some more and saw the rest of the number…$10,000. I didn’t think it was real,” Micklus told Lottery officials with a laugh.
Micklus, who lives nearby in Cromwell, arrived at Lottery headquarters today in Rocky Hill to claim his prize in a check for $6,833 (value after taxes). “I’m going to put the money in the bank for now. Later, I might think about getting a new car.” Micklus said.
Micklus’ winning ticket was purchased at Stop & Shop #613, located at 10 Pitkin Road in Vernon. Stop & Shop will receive a $100 bonus check from the CT Lottery for selling the ticket.
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.