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Thursday, July 19 Local

SW Conn. residents hit it big in last month’s lottery

There were lots of big winners from southwest Connecticut who had lucky tickets in CT Lottery games in June.

The biggest winner was Anne Doucette, of Fairfield, who scored $500,000 on a $500,000 Extreme Cash ticket sold at News Express in Fairfield.

The game, that started in May, has four top $500,000 prizes. So far, Doucette is only person to claim the top prize.

Juan Blondet, also of Fairfield, won $250,000 on a lucky $250,000 Cashword ticket sold the same location that Doucette bought her ticket.

Edward Hardison, of Ansonia became $360,000 richer from a winning Gold Premium Play ticket he bought at Justice Liquor in Bridgeport.

Ercan Basturk, of Norwalk won $100,000 on a Cash 5 ticket sold at East Avenue Gas Station in Norwalk.

Douglas Palker, of Litchfield went home with $100,000 with a winning Cash 5 ticket sold at Sam’s Food Store in Torrington.

The biggest CT Lottery winner in the state last month was Mary Clancey, of Torrington, who won $3 million on a Mega Millions ticket bought at The Cork Fine Wine & Spirits.

The second biggest winner was ... the State of Connecticut. Yes, the state got the $1 million prize after a winning Powerball ticket went unclaimed. The winning ticket from that Jan. 6 drawing, sold in at the Stop & Shop in Kensington, expired on July 5. Under CT Lottery rules, if the ticket is not claimed in 180 days, the money goes into the state’s General Fund.

Another unclaimed $1 million Powerball ticket sold at Georgetown Shell in Wilton also remains unclaimed. The person who holds that ticket has until Oct. 29 to cash it in. After that, it’s another million bucks for the state.

Many of June’s winners came from lucky “scratch game” tickets. The instant winner (or loser) tickets accounted for 59.2 percent of total lottery sales and contributed $144,232,958 to the General Fund last year, according to its 2017 annual report.

Other big winners from last month include:

Martin Sanchez Lobato, of Danbury; $100,000 on a $100,000 Cashword ticket sold at Spring Market in Danbury.

Hilary Ardisi, of Seymour; $100,000 on a Cash 5 ticket sold at Shop Smart in Seymour.

Clive Ellis, of Bridgeport; $99,385 on a Cash 5 ticket sold at BJ’s in Fairfield.

Eduardo Ewerton, of Fairfield; $55,555 on a Cash 5 ticket sold at Weston Hardware and Housewares in Weston.

Alfred Yagovane, of Seymour; $50,000 on a 5X The Money ticket sold at Rocky’s Deli in Seymour.

Nicholas Marrow, of Stratford; $50,000 on a Super Cashword ticket sold at New Turbo News in Stratford.

Daniel Costa, of Cambridge, Mass.; $50,000 on a Gold Premium Play ticket sold at Shelton Big Y.

Hai Trinh, of Trumbull; $30,000 on a Treasure Hunt ticket sold at Exit 9 Bagels in Stamford.

Daphne Demijour, of Bridgeport; $25,000 on a $500,000 Extreme Cash ticket sold at Boston Shell in Bridgeport.

Luz Gomez, of Stamford; $25,000 on a $500,000 Extreme Cash ticket sold at SoNo Mini-Mart in Norwalk.

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Michael Rubenstein, of Fairfield; $20,000 on a 20X Cash ticket sold at Shell in Fairfield.

Wayne Wehmhoff, of Westport; $20,000 on a 20X Cash ticket sold at Cumberland Farms in Fairfield.

Norman Hottin, of Milford; $20,000 on a Double Your Money ticket sold at Stop & Shop in Milford.

Christopher Eldin, of Greenwich; $16,000 on a $500,000 Extreme Cash ticket sold at 786 Newington Grocery in Newington.

Fredrick Patrick, of Stratford; $13,000 on a Keno ticket sold at Mike’s Deli Market in Bridgeport.

Mohammed Farook, of Newtown; $12,030 on a Keno ticket sold at Black Gold Enterprises in Brookfield.

John Gombeda, of Stratford; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at 7-Eleven in Stratford.

Robert Swierbitowicz, of Litchfield; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at 7-Eleven in Naugatuck.

Marie Nault, of Norwalk; $10,000 on a Season’s Greetings ticket sold at Super 7 Food Mart in Norwalk.

Keal Evans, of New Canaan; $10,000 on a $100,000 Cashword ticket sold at J&M Variety in Norwalk.

Coleman Adams Iii, of Bridgeport; $10,000 on a $5,000,000 Ultimate ticket sold at Big Y in Stratford.

Steve Fisher, of Milford; $10,000 on a $5,000,000 Ultimate ticket sold at Milford Green Food Store.

John Costello, of Stamford; $10,000 on a Mega Millions ticket sold at Convenience Plus in Stamford.

Fredrick Forger, of Norwalk; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Greenwich Convenience Mart in Greenwich.

James Demare, of Stamford; $10,092 on a Keno ticket sold at Country Convenience in Norwalk.

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