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Evan Nelson of Branford Wins $10,000 on CT Lottery "Lucky-4-Life" Game
Winner:Evan Nelson, Branford
Claim Date:
Game:Lucky-4-Life
Prize:$10,000
Retailer:
Stop & Shop #687, Branford
Lucky-4-Life Win Makes Back to School Easy for Local College Student

Nelson, a college student at Gateway College, purchased a "Quick Pick" ticket for the August 20, 2009 drawing of "Lucky-4-Life," the CT Lottery's newest and fastest growing drawing game, in which grand prize winners can win as much as $2,000 a week, EVERY WEEK, for the rest of their lives.

Putting his ticket away, Nelson forgot about it until he and several co-workers won $7 on a Powerball ticket they purchased together. Pulling out his Lucky-4-Life ticket, Nelson had a co-worker scan it for him and thought the receipt printed by the Lottery terminal with the words, "Congratulations! Claim Receipt $10,000!" on it was a good-natured joke being played on him. Comparing the numbers on his ticket to an official "Winning Numbers Report," Nelson realized he'd become another in a rapidly growing list of $10,000 winners for the game.

Nelson's ticket matched 4 of the Lucky-4-Life numbers drawn on August 20 - 06-14-25-31- but did not match the Lucky Ball of 34. That 4-number match landed him the $10,000 second prize ($7,000 after taxes).

As for plans for his lucky windfall, Nelson was unsure. He's a college student, and for now, he's decided to put the prize money into the bank and is considering the purchase of a car to help him commute to work and school.

And how does he feel about his good fortune that matched 4 numbers but not the Lucky Ball? "Four is nice, one more would have been, most excellent!"

In his job as a clerk at a Stop & Shop grocery store "Customer Service Center" where CT Lottery tickets are sold, Branford's Evan Nelson often has the opportunity to tell customers who buy a chance on lottery games that they are a winner. But, he never expected to become the recipient of that same good news.

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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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