|Game:||5 Card Cash|
|Retailer:||Liquor Outlet, New Britain|
New Britain Man Wins “5 Card Cash” $255,555 Top Drawing PrizeYesterday Joseph Zianio of New Britain joined the growing list of 5 Card Cash winners as the 11th lucky person to claim the game’s $255,555 top drawing prize. On January 7th, the “cards” on Zianio’s 5 Card Cash ticket were a perfect match to the winning hand drawn for that date: 8S - AH - QD - 10H - 3D (8 of Spades, Ace of Hearts, Queen of Diamonds, 10 of Hearts, and 3 of Diamonds).
“It was a big surprise!” Zianio told lottery officials. “I scanned my ticket in the ticket checker and saw the $255,555 prize, then I scanned it a few more times. I couldn’t believe it!”
In addition to Zianio’s $255,555 top prize winning ticket, 232 tickets contained a “Draw Win” match for prizes ranging from $20 to $555. A total of 14,107 tickets contained “Instant Win” prizes ranging from a $2 (free ticket) to $555. Since ticket sales began on May 4, 2014, more than 5,358,400 winning 5 Card Cash tickets have been sold to date.
“I’m a happier person right now,” Zianio quipped as he received his prize check from Lottery officials. “It’s going to make life a little easier. I’m going to pay off my mortgage, buy a new car for my wife, and go on a long vacation this summer to Poland.”
Zianio’s winning ticket was purchased at Liquor Outlet at 238 Allen Street in New Britain. Liquor Outlet will receive a $2,500 check from the CT Lottery for selling the ticket.