North Branford Family Experiences Thrill of “$2,000 a Month for Life” Top Prize Win
A father’s recent purchase of a CT Lottery “Win up to $2,000 a Month for Life” instant game ticket turned into an unexpected “lifetime” prize experience shared by the whole family—all for the cost of a single dollar.
“My dad bought the ticket last night…my mom scratched the ticket this morning and saw the ‘WIN FOR LIFE’ prize symbol. That’s when they called me, and told me I would be the one to claim the prize,” said 36-year old, Tommy Coppola of North Branford.
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” prize payment is $400,000.
Arriving all together at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill, the Coppola family opted to claim the Win for Life top prize as an annuity, and Tommy was presented with the first of many prize checks for $2,000 a month for life (value before taxes). “We have no plans right now for the prize. We’re just here to claim it!” Tommy’s father said with a laugh.
Coppola’s top prize winning ticket was purchased at J&H Food Mart, located at 272 Maple Avenue in North Haven. For selling the ticket, J&H will receive a $6,000 bonus check from the CT Lottery.