|Winner:||Sonja Mcphail, Bridgeport|
|Retailer:||Jimmy's Liquors, Bridgeport|
Bridgeport Woman Wins “Neon 2s” $20,000 Lottery PrizeTicket sales began yesterday for the CT Lottery’s newest $2 instant game Neon 2s, and lucky Bridgeport resident, Sonja McPhail was one of the first customers at Jimmy’s Liquors, located at 1312 Stratford Avenue in Bridgeport to buy a ticket. McPhail was also Neon 2s first $20,000 top prize winner.
“I scratched the ticket and saw the ‘2’ (symbol) needed to win a prize. Then, I scratched the prize area and saw $20,000,” McPhail told Lottery officials. “I couldn’t believe it! So, I showed the ticket to my brother and asked him to look at it. He said, ‘Sis…you won $20,000!’”
Today, McPhail arrived at Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill and received a prize check for $13,660 (value after taxes). McPhail looks forward to sharing some of the prize money with her family, buying a car and paying for a family reunion vacation.
For selling McPhail her $20,000 top prize winning Neon 2s ticket, Jimmy’s Liquors, will receive a $200 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.