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Last month’s big winners in CT Lottery games

February 8, 2019

Winning a big prize playing CT Lottery games in January was a great way to start a new year.

Of course, CT Lottery doesn’t tell us how many people lost, but it’s glad to share the names of people who won $10,000 or more each month.

The biggest winner was Carmen Chavez Martinez, of Stamford, who cashed in $1.5 million on a Millionaire’s Club ticket sold at Shipann Candies in Stamford.

Martinez chose to take a lump sum payment of $1.5 million. The other option was a $2 million annuity paid over time.

Unlike other winners who agreed to have their photo taken and be interviewed by lottery officials for a Winners Story article, Martinez declined.

Lee Foo, of Milford had the second biggest prize of $370,000 on a Cash Celbration ticket sold at Family Mart in Milford. Like Martinez, Foo choose to keep under the media radar.

Jannette Pagan, of Bridgeport; $100,000 on a Premiere Play ticket sold at Grocery Village in Bridgeport. Pagan was hoping to win at least $100 when she purchased the ticket.

But when she scratched off her ticket and found a winning number match - not with a prize for $100, but one for $100,000.

Pagan said she will use the prize money to pay off the mortgage on her house - years earlier than planned. “This really is a life-changer,” she told CT Lottery officals.

Other big winners included:

Michele Beck, of Fairfield; $100,000 on a Premiere Play ticket sold at Guilford Xtra Mart in Guilford.

Raja Mohan Cheekurthi, of Fairfield; $100,000 on a Cashword ticket sold at R&R Stamford Convenience Mart in Stamford.

Jose Padilla, of Stamford; $100,000 on a Pinball Wizard ticket sold at Chiquitas Grocery Store in Stamford.

William Bowens Jr., of Bethany; $80,000 on a Play 4 ticket sold at Whitestone Mini Mart in Hamden.

Joseph Bryan, of Bridgeport; $77,777 on a 7 ticket sold at Shop Smart in Seymour.

Michael Sabia, of Greenwich; $69,738 on a Cash 5 ticket sold at Stateline Stationary in Greenwich.

While they didn’t hit the biggest prizes, winners were glad to share their thoughts.

Lillian Perone, of Prospect, won the $20,000 top prize in 20X Cash game after some friendly advice from the clerk at Greenwich Sunoco. “Try the 20X Cash,” the clerk said to Perone. “I feel this ticket will be lucky for you.”

Normally a “10X Cash” scratch game kind of gal, Perone decided to take his advice. She bought the 20X Cash ticket, and played it right there while the clerk looked on. Lo and behold, Perone’s ticket was indeed lucky _ it was a top prize winner!

“I’m going to buy myself a new set of golf clubs,” Perone said, “and take my family out to a nice dinner to celebrate my brother’s birthday.”

Glen Dombroski, of Stamford won $20,002 on a Keno ticket sold at Stop & Shop in Stamford. Dombroski said he plans to pay off two car loans with the prize money. “That’s two less payments a month to think about!”

Other winners of $10,000 or more included:

Shawn Hobart, of East Haven; $30,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Ocean Port in East Haven.

Leonard Mitchell, of Bridgeport; $40,000 on a Mega Millions sold at Smoke & Print Universe in Bridgeport.

Dorcell Clarke, of Milford; $50,000 on a Play 4 ticket sold at In N Out Mart Inc in Milford.

Celena Lalli, of Torrington; $30,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Luckey Star in Torrington.

Prezell Roberts, of Hamden; $10,036 on a Lucky for Life ticket sold at Krauszer’s in Hamden.

Xavier Rios, of Ansonia; $30,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Boston Avenue Grocery in Bridgeport.

Joann Bruno, of Stamford; $30,000 on a Prize Line ticket sold at Cove Variety in Stamford.

Paul Standish, of North Branford; $20,000 on 20X Cash ticket sold at Foxon Food Mart in North Branford.

David Chiles Sr., of Lewisville, Texas; $10,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Long Wharf Ventures in New Haven.

Roxanne Mclellan, of Southington; $20,000 on a 20X Cash ticket sold at Xpress Fuel in Guilford.

Leslie Yuzwak, of Seymour; $25,000 on a Star ticket sold at Smith’s Ansonia Shell in Ansonia.

Kevin Kistner, of Newtown; $10,000 on a $100,000 Cashword ticket sold at Wheels in Newtown.

Ronika Komal, of North Haven; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Cumberland Farms in North Haven.

Sergio Romanello, of Stamford; $10,000 on a $5,000,000 Ultimate ticket sold at Belltown Superette in Stamford.

Rocio Soto, of Stamford; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Bull’s Head Cigar in Stamford.

Matthew Taylor, of Danbury; $10,000 on a Mega Millions ticket sold at Jm Food & Grocery in Danbury.

Munawar Hussain, of Hamden; $10,000 on a Play 4 ticket sold at Smokers Discount World in East Haven.

Gayle Torello, of Wallingford; $15,000 on a Play 4 ticket sold at Oakdale Citgo in Wallingford.

Hanane Bouiddi, of Middletown; $75,000 on a 75 Grand ticket sold at Mobil Mart in Middletown.

Matthew Fisher, of East Haven; $50,000 on a 5X The Money ticket sold at Stop & Go in East Haven.

Monika Brodesser, of Morris; $50,000 on a Powerball ticket sold at Stop & Shop in Litchfield.

Gregorio Cerminara, of Shelton; $50,000 on a Blackjack Supreme sold at Stop & Shop in Trumbull.

Michael McCarthy, of Wallingford; $10,000 on a Play 4 ticket sold at Greatway Food Store in West Haven.

Bryant Williams, of Bridgeport; $50,000 on a Super Cashword ticket sold at Woods Market in Bridgeport.

Danny Vassel, of Central Islip, N.Y.; $100,000 on a Cash 5 ticket sold at Stateline Stationery in Greenwich.

Umar Jahangir, of Naugatuck; $10,000 on a Play 4 ticket sold at Whitestone Mini Mart in Hamden.

Roxann Lafountain, of Bridgeport; $10,000 on a $100,000 Cashword ticket sold at Mercury #48 East Windsor in East Windsor.

Joseph Vitale, of East Haven; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at The Deli in East Haven.

James Arthur, of Ansonia; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Henny Penny in Seymour.

Arnold Sengsavang, of Bridgeport; $50,000 on a Cash 5 ticket sold at Donut Inc in Bridgeport.

May Sengsavang, of Bridgeport; $50,000 on a Cash 5 ticket sold at Donut Inc in Bridgeport.

Justo Montoya, of Stamford; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Broad Street Shell in Stamford.

Patricia Valentine, of Darien; $10,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Cove Road Mini Mart in Stamford.

Ashka Patel, of Danbury; $10,000 on a $5,000,000 Ultimate sold at Mill Plain Exxon in Danbury.

Paul Miller, of Bristol; $10,000 on a $100,000 Cashword ticket sold at Gloria’s Applehouse Quick Mart in Torrington.

Barbara Robinson, of New Haven; $10,000 on a Play 4 ticket sold at Whitestone Mini Mart Inc in Hamden.

Jahmaal Harris, of Hamden; $20,000 on a 20X Cash ticket sold at Krauszers Food Store in Derby.

Lillian Perone, of Prospect; $20,000 on a 20X Cash ticket sold at Greenwich Sunoco in Greenwich.

Isaac Haynes Jr., of New Haven; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Hamden Food Mart in Hamden.

Isaac Haynes Jr., of New Haven; $10,000 on a Play 4 ticket sold at Hamden Food Mart in Hamden.

Fernando Lage, of Bridgeport; $25,000 on a Keno ticket sold at Junco & Daughter Market in Bridgeport.

Sherri Zaccariello, of West Haven; $10,000 on a Keno ticket sold at Quick Stop Country Market in Durham.

Jason Sellman, of Milford; $16,248 on a Play 4 ticket sold at Moe’s Corner Store Variety in Norwalk.

John Eimer, of Watertown; $10,000 on a Keno ticket sold at Tks American Cafe in Danbury.

Guy Yocom, of West Haven’ $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Stratford Cigar & Smoke Shop in Stratford.

Rene Mazariegos, of Bridgeport; $20,000 on a 20X Cash ticket sold at Bridgeport Minimart in Bridgeport.

Gabriel Marques, of Danbury; $25,000 on a Holiday Wishes ticket sold at J & R White Street Citgo in Danbury.

Jeryl Ann Manes, of Madison; $25,000 on a Premiere Play sold at Stop & Shop in Madison.

Ronald Evans, of Danbury; $10,001 on a Keno ticket sold at All Star Gas in Danbury.

Izaiah Lopez, of Norwalk; $10,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at 401 Putnam in Greenwich.

Dennis Fonda, of Stratford; $25,000 on a $250,000 Cashword ticket sold at Ohm Grocery Mart in Orange.

Francesco Distefano, of Ansonia; $20,000 on a Diamond Doubler ticket sold at Main Street Shell in Ansonia.

Marcus Matt, of Woodbury; $25,000 on a Cashword ticket sold at Xpressmart in Naugatuck.

Brian Cybulski, of Terryville; $20,000 on a 20X Cash ticket sold at Sam’s News in Stratford.

David Sanches, of Shelton; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Trumbull Food Mart in Trumbull.

Christopher Cerami, of Orange; $10,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Milford On The Run in Milford.

Harry Darrow Jr., of Norwalk; $10,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Moe’s Corner Store Variety in Norwalk.

Lotfi Alsakkaf, of Milford; $20,000 on a 20X Cash ticket sold at S&S Wine and Liquor in Stratford.

Leonel Najarro Herrera, of Bridgeport; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Maple Mart Grocery & Deli in Bridgeport.

Malick Lee, of Hamden; $10,000 on a $5,000,000 Ultimate ticket sold at Kimberly Market in New Haven.

Stephen Barry, of Hamden; $50,000 on a Jewels Galore ticket sold at Wine Cellar in North Haven.

For the complete statewide winmners of $10,000 or more last month, click here

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