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Here’s who got lucky last month hitting the lottery

March 5, 2019

The biggest winners in CT Lottery games last month cashed in a $3 million Mega Millions on Feb. 1.

Thanks to one family’s long-standing tradition of gifting scratch tickets at Christmas, the winning ticket was purchased for last year’s Christmas Day drawing.

Instead of providing their names, they formed several trusts.

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.”

While not as big, here are some other lottery winners who claimed their prizes last month.

Austin Abe, of Milford; $30,000 on a Prize Line ticket sold at Wheel’s in Stratford.

Peter Hayes, of Greenfield, Mass.; $50,000 on a 5X The Money ticket sold at Stop & Shop in Westport.

Victor Falcon, of Stratford; $17,604 on a Play 4 ticket sold at Lucky Discount Liquor in Stratford.

Joanne Ramik, of Milford; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Sure Mart in Milford.

Trang Saunders, of Stamford; $50,000 on a Powerball ticket sold at Crossroads Cards and Gifts in Norwalk.

Lucia Morel, of New Haven; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Maple Deli Mini Mart in Bridgeport.

Mary Alice Knapp, of Monroe; $25,020 on a Keno ticket sold at the Windmill Tavern in Stratford.

Judith Stellato, of Wallingford; $10,000 on a Play 4 ticket sold at North Haven Citgo in North Haven.

Alan Wheeler, of Torrington; $100,000 on a Play 4 ticket sold at Sunoco Food Mart in Torrington.

Shilo Megill, of Northford; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Sam’s Food Store in North Haven.

Nicholas Salerno, of Naugatuck; $50,000 on a Blackjack Supreme ticket sold at Cross Point Convenience in Naugatuck.

Nico Gavrielidis, of Norwalk; $10,000 on a Mega Millions ticket sold at Moe’s Corner Store Variety in Norwalk.

Sergio Diaz Santiago, of Bridgeport; $15,750 on a Keno ticket sold at Glenbrook News and Variety in Stamford.

Maritza Betanco, of Southbury; $50,000 on a Super Cashword ticket sold at Stop & Shop in Southbury.

Thomas Martino, of Wallingford; $30,000 on a Triple Your Luck ticket sold at Pramukh Foodmart in Wallingford.

Guiselle Elizondo, of Sherman; $25,000 on a Keno ticket sold at Dada Deli in Waterbury.

Cheila Dossantos, of Bridgeport; $30,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Smart Food of Darien.

Kristopher Brooks, of North Haven; $250,000 on a Powerball ticket sold at S and F Grocers in Durham.

Jorge Rodriguez, of Ansonia; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Family Mobil in Seymour.

Oscar Jimenez, of New Britain; $100,000 on a $100,000 Cashword ticket sold at Farmingdale Liquors in New Britain.

Donald Ormrod Jr., of West Haven; $10,000 on a $5,000,000 Ultimate ticket sold at Oceanview Fine Wine and Spirits in West Haven.

Christopher Ivanoff, of Wallingford; $20,000 on a 20X Cash ticket sold at Citgo in Meriden.

Paul Saffioti, of Northford; $100,000 on a Cash 5 ticket sold at Sam’s Food Store in North Haven.

Patricia Ralston, of Northford; $10,000 on a Keno ticket sold at Absolute Liquors in North Branford.

Matthew Goodkin, of North Haven; $100,000 on a Cash 5 ticket sold at Big Y World Class Market in North Haven.

Michael Suraci, of Branford; $20,000 on a 20X Cash ticket sold at BP Food Mart in Branford.

Richard Ortiz, of East Haven; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Royal Mart in Waterbury.

Mary Canvin, of Bethel, $33,333 on a Sparkle Play ticket sold at Main Street Convenience in Southbury.

William Mclean Jr., of Newtown; $33,333 on a Sparkle Play ticket sold at Main Street Convenience in Southbury.

Frank Capponi, of Southbury; $33,333 on a Sparkle Play ticket sold at Main Street Convenience in Southbury.

Joanne Ramik, of Milford; $30,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Food Fare in Milford.

Steve Rumanoff, of Guilford; $25,000 on a Money ticket sold at Mobil Food Mart in Hamden.

Daniel Zyskowski, of Stratford; $30,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Belletown Superette in Stamford.

John Bayzat, of Branford; $10,000 on a $100,000 Cashword ticket sold at BP Food Mart in Branford.

Martin Hoxley, of Woodbury; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Woodbury Patco Handy Stop in Woodbury.

Victor Kenter, of Guilford; $10,000 on a 20X Cash ticket sold at Express Fuels & Food Mart in Danbury.

Nathan Baska, of Hamden; $20,000 on a 20X Cash ticket sold at Meriden Shell in Meriden.

Arthur Weidner, of Cheshire; $100,310 on a Cash 5 ticket sold at One Stop in Cheshire.

Frank Lucherini Jr., of Stamford; $10,000 on a $5,000,000 Ultimate ticket sold at Midtown News in Stamford.

Luigi Picarazzi, of Stratford; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at New Turbo News Plus in Stratford.

Steve Peterson, of Stratford; $30,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at 7-Eleven in Stratford.

Edmund Arthur, of Wallingford; $10,000 on a $5,000,000 Ultimate ticket sold at Forbes Premium Fuel in East Haven.

Jeannette Hovanec, of Bridgeport; $10,000 on a $5,000,000 Ultimate ticket sold at Boston Shell.

Jason Lopardo, of Torrington; $30,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Lucky Star in Torrington.

Jason Lopardo, of Naugatuck; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Waterbury Quick Mart in Waterbury.

Raymond Pierpont, of Shelton; $20,000 on a Play 4 ticket sold at Howe Ave Sunoco.

Antonio Caldareri, of New Milford; $10,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Food Mart in New Milford.

Robert Pace, of Hamden; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at North Haven Mobil in North Haven.

Jose Acosta Santiago, of Bridgeport; $10,000 on a Mega Millions ticket sold at Pueblo Supermarket in Bridgeport.

Ancil Butler, of Bridgeport; $25,000 on a $500,000 Extreme Cash ticket sold at Vahora in Bridgeport.

George Barnum, of Brookfield; $10,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Brookfield Auto Care in Brookfield.