Kent Resident's Giant Win Feels Twice as Good
When Gilbert Case of Kent arrived at CT Lottery headquarters in New Britain Monday morning, he was in good spirits; Case came to claim the Cash5
$100,000 top prize from the Sunday, February 3 drawing. The lottery staff noted that Case looked familiar. That's when Case confirmed that he had won $100,000 once before playing Cash5 in February 2006. "I can't believe I did it again," Case told lottery officials.
"I didn't see the drawing last night," said Case. This morning, Cases girlfriend handed him the local newspaper where he quickly learned that the Cash5 numbers he selected the day before matched the winning numbers drawn. "Last night was a great night," said Case, a big NY Giants fan, "but winning Cash5 again was just icing on the cake."
The winning Cash5 numbers drawn on February 3, 2008 were 17 - 18 - 20 - 33 - 35. There were a total of 3,746 winning tickets sold statewide whose values ranged from $2 to $100,000 each.
Case was all smiles when he accepted a prize check for $70,000 (the prize value after taxes) from lottery officials. "I plan on investing the money, or maybe buy a home down south near my family in Virginia," said Case.
Case purchased his top prize winning ticket at A.M. Citgo located at 954 Main Street in Winsted--the same lottery retailer where he purchased his first Cash5 top prize winning ticket two years ago. A.M. Citgo will receive a $1,000 bonus check from the CT Lottery for selling the ticket.