|Winner:||Christmas 2018 R, Bristol|
|Retailer:||Avenue News, Bristol|
Christmas Day Millionaires Claim $3 Million-Prize Winning Mega Millions TicketThanks to one family's long-standing tradition of gifting scratch tickets at Christmas, a $3 million-prize winning Mega Millions® ticket was purchased for last year's Christmas Day drawing.
Last Friday, the winning ticketholders, Big Sky Revocable Trust, Christmas 2018 Revocable Trust, Christmas 2018 3 Revocable Trust of Bristol, and Christmas 2018 2 Revocable Trust of Plainville, stepped forward to claim their share of the prize—$750,000 each, before taxes.
"I won $15 on one of the scratch tickets I got for Christmas," said one of the claimants. "I cashed it in at Avenue News (in Bristol), and purchased four more tickets—one Powerball, a Mega Millions, a Lotto and a Lucky for Life. The next day I opened my iPad and saw on Facebook that there was a $3 million Mega Millions ticket sold at Avenue News on Christmas Day. I checked the winning numbers, saw I got a couple numbers…and then I realized I had all, but the Mega Ball."
The winning numbers drawn on December 25, 2018 were 2 - 8 - 42 - 43 - 50. The Mega Ball was 6, and the Megaplier was 3. Because the ticket was purchased with the Megaplier® feature added, the $1 million prize was automatically multiplied by three for $3 million.
The winning names, stories and photos on this website are just a small number of the thousands who claim prizes. The fact is, people win every day with the CT Lottery! Below is a list of recently claimed prizes of $10,000 or more. Please Note: When a winning scratch ticket is validated through a Lottery Retailer's terminal, the remaining number of unclaimed prizes for that prize level is automatically updated reflecting one less prize. Until the individual or group presents their winning ticket for claim at CT Lottery Headquarters, the identity of a winner is unknown.