Long-Awaited Lucky for Life Second Prize for February 27th is Claimed
Finally—the long-awaited Lucky for Life
"$25,000 a year for life" second prize for the February 27, 2014 drawing has been claimed! And, just in the nick of time, too. Due to CT Lottery’s 180 calendar day prize claim policy, the winner, Henry Baczek of Trumbull, had only 13 more days remaining to collect his “lifetime” prize.
The winning numbers drawn on February 27 were 8-11-17-24-43 with the Lucky Ball number, 30. Baczek’s Lucky for Life “Quick Pick” ticket missed the Lucky Ball number, but his five number match rewarded him with the game’s second highest “For Life” prize.
Baczek’s timely arrival at CT Lottery headquarters today in Rocky Hill allowed him to claim the first of many $25,000 (before taxes) annual prize checks for the rest of his life. The minimum guaranteed amount Baczek could receive is $500,000 ($25,000 a year for 20 years), but winners who live longer than that will receive prize payments for the remainder of their natural life.
Baczek’s winning Lucky for Life ticket was purchased at Sonu Mart, previously located at 1201 Boston Post Road, Suite 1098, in Milford. Sonu Mart will receive a $2,500 bonus check from the CT Lottery for selling the ticket.