Strawberry Shortcake is Extra Sweet When Served with a $30,000 Top Prize Winning Ticket
While preparing for family to arrive for dinner Sunday night, Marissa Vaspasiano and her husband, Joe, realized that they were completely out of vanilla ice cream, which wasn’t good. They were having fresh, strawberry shortcake for dessert. Marissa said they could make do without the ice cream, but Joe totally disagreed. So, off to the store they went.
While making his purchase, Joe also bought a CT Lottery “30X Cash 3rd Edition
” instant game ticket for Marissa who was waiting in the car. Playing out the ticket, Marissa and Joe quickly discovered the real value of that ice cream—$30,000.
“Once Joe verified the prize with the retailer, we started freaking out and screaming—‘WE WON $30,000! WE WON $30,000!’” said Marissa laughing giddily. “It was totally surreal. We still don’t believe it. You hear about other people winning, but you don’t expect it to happen to yourself.”
The CT Lottery’s “X” style instant games, like 30X Cash, are very popular among players, due to the large number of top prizes available in each game edition and the fun and excitement of revealing an “X” game prize multiplier.
Marissa’s 30X Cash ticket contained multiple prize wins—$1,000, $3,000, $6,000, and two $10,000 prizes.
“We don’t know what we’ll do with the prize yet,” said Marissa. “Maybe… possibly… hopefully, we can put this money toward buying our first house.”
The Vaspasianos, who live in New Haven, purchased their 30X Cash ticket at Shell Food Mart at 1183 Townsend Avenue in New Haven. For selling the top prize winning ticket, Shell Food Mart will receive a $300 check from the CT Lottery.