|Retailer:||All Star Energy Llc, Danbury|
New Fairfield Undergrad Claims $25,000 “Golden Casino” PrizeIf a family member says they’re “feeling lucky” and asks you to join them in playing a CT Lottery instant game, don’t hesitate—just say yes! You might find yourself feeling pretty lucky, too, like Lindsay Williams, 19, of New Fairfield, with a $25,000 prize win in your pocket.
“A couple days ago, my uncle bought a ‘Golden Casino’ ticket and brought it home,” Williams told Lottery officials. “He said, ‘I’m feeling lucky. Let’s scratch the ticket together.’ So, we sat down and took turns scratching it.” Excitement mounted as one by one they revealed another prize win. Out of the 20 chances to win in the game, the dynamic duo won 20 times for a total prize win of $25,000.
“It was crazy,” said Williams with a laugh. “We kept scratching and seeing the prizes add up. We just kept saying, ‘No way!’”
Williams, who will be entering her second year of college this fall, accepted a $25,000 prize check (before taxes) from lottery officials yesterday at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill. “I’m going to put the money right in my bank account to go towards college.”
Williams’ $25,000 second prize winning Golden Casino ticket was purchased at All Star Energy located at 133 Padanaram Road in Danbury. For selling the prize winning ticket, the All Star Energy will receive a $250 check from the CT Lottery.