|Game:||WIN UP TO $2,000 A MONTH FOR LIFE|
|Retailer:||Sam's Food Stores, New Haven|
New Haven Mom Wins “Lifetime” Prize Worth $2,000 a Month for Life!After much indecision, Lucinda Marshall of New Haven eventually settled upon purchasing a “Win up to $2,000 a Month for Life” instant game ticket to play. Marshall brought the ticket home and then chatted on the phone with her sister for awhile. When she finally got around to scratching her ticket, she discovered a “WIN FOR LIFE” prize symbol for the game’s top prize. It was worth a mind-boggling $2,000 a month for life.
“I scratched the ticket and saw I had a number match with the ‘WIN FOR LIFE’ symbol underneath. I called my sister back on the phone, screaming in her ear,” Marshall said with a laugh. “I mean, this is crazy to win this much money on a $1 ticket. I’m glad I bought it!”
Connecticut’s “Win for Life” games are some of the Lottery’s most popular instant tickets offered because the value of its top prize is based on the longevity of its winner. The Win up to $2,000 a Month for Life top prize is paid as $2,000 a month for life with guaranteed minimum total payout of $480,000 ($2,000 a month for 20 years), but winners who live longer than that will receive prize payments for the remainder of their natural life. The one-time “Cash Option” payment is $400,000.
Marshall opted to claim the game’s top prize in a check for $400,000 (before taxes). “I have two kids in college now and one more heading to college next year,” Marshall told lottery officials. “This will help with paying off some bills, student loans, and college tuition.”
For selling Marshall her top prize winning ticket, Sam’s Food Stores, located at 285 Whalley Avenue in New Haven, will receive a $6,000 bonus check from the CT Lottery.