|Retailer:||High Ridge Convenience Service, Stamford|
Stamford Man's Cash5 Top Prize Win Feels Doubly Good the Second Time Around"Oh baby, I can't believe I did it again," said Bruce Rosa of Stamford
after he confirmed his Cash5 ticket numbers were an exact match to the
winning numbers drawn for July 5. And it's no wonder. It was the
second time in just over a year that Rosa beat the odds and won the
Cash5 top prize playing his own numbers.
The Cash5 winning numbers drawn on July 5, 2019 were 4 - 16 - 17 - 23 - 33. Of the 4,000 winning tickets sold statewide, only one ticket – Rosa's – held a five number match worth $100,000.
After Rosa's first win occurred on
April 27, 2018, he continued to play Cash5 based on a tip passed on by
his father-in-law. "He told me to play the same numbers I won on
before, but by one digit lower. I played the first three numbers that
way. I messed up the fourth number (23), because I didn't have my
glasses on, and decided to play the last number the same as before,"
After the Cash5 drawing occurred Saturday night, Rosa
looked at the Lottery's website and saw there was one top prize winner.
"The winning numbers looked familiar, but I was too lazy to get out of
bed to check my ticket," Rosa said with a laugh. "The next morning, I
checked my ticket and that's when I knew it was a match."
arrived at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill today, accompanied by
two close friends and his son-in-law. All were there to cheer Rosa's
good fortune, and to partake in a celebratory lunch afterwards at a
Rosa's Cash5 winning ticket was purchased at
High Ridge Convenience Service at 910 High Ridge Road, Stamford. The
retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus from the CT Lottery for selling the