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Wallingford Powerball Group Celebrates $50,000 Prize-Winning Ticket!Rich DePietro of East Hartford has worked for APS Technologies in Wallingford for the past 22 years. During that time, he also headed-up a lottery pool that included a number of his fellow employees. Rich’s method of play was simple—he bought one Powerball ticket to cover each person in the pool, for every drawing they played. 

Shortly after the Powerball drawing occurred on October 15, Rich woke up and decided to check the winning Powerball numbers on the CT Lottery’s website to compare them against the 13 tickets he had purchased for that date. The group, which had correctly matched 4 numbers, plus the Powerball for that drawing, won the only $50,000 Powerball prize in Connecticut that day.

“I saw we had the Powerball number 15 on several tickets, so I knew we won something, but then I saw four other numbers were a match,” Rich said. “Once I was sure I was right about that, I sent out a group text to let everyone know we won $50,000!”

The lucky group recently claimed their prize at CT Lottery Headquarters in Rocky Hill with the winning “Quick Pick” ticket Rich purchased at the Town & Country Package Store in East Hartford. The winners came from Cromwell, East Hartford (2), East Haven, Higganum, Meriden, Naugatuck, Tolland, Wallingford (4), and Wethersfield. All agreed that the $50,000 prize came at a great time—just before the holidays—and will be put to good use in a variety of ways. They also said that they will continue to play together again in future Powerball drawings!

The overall odds of Powerball or Powerball with Power Play are 1 in 24.9. Jackpot odds are 1 in 292,201,338.


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.


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