SCRATCH GAMES WINNER!
Rita Bennett Wins $2,000,000 Playing CT Lottery’s Instant Game
Factory Line Worker Scores "Big Money" in Willington
February 08, 2010 -- Over the past 29 years as a factory line worker, Rita Bennett of Willington had certainly grown used to the same day-to-day routine of her job. Last Thursday, however, something quite unexpected occurred when Bennett purchased a CT Lottery Big Money instant ticket and discovered she was a $2,000,000 top prize winner.

After she finished grocery shopping, Bennett stopped at the Co-Op Package Store on West Main Street in Stafford and purchased a Big Money instant ticket. When Bennett saw that she had a number match, she knew that she had at least won $20; the cost of the ticket. When she scratched and revealed the $2,000,000 prize, she was stunned. “I said to myself, this can’t be right,” Bennett told lottery officials. “I didn’t have my glasses with me, so it wasn’t until I got home and checked with the magnifying glass that I was completely sure I won.”

Big Money’s top prize is payable as a 20-year annuity or as a one-time cash lump-sum equivalent. Bennett, the second top prize winner in the Big Money game, chose to take the lump sum payment and received a CT Lottery prize check for $792,414 (the value after taxes). “I’m going to meet with a financial advisor to help me plan the best for the future. I’d like to pay off my house, and definitely get a new car.” said Bennett.

For selling Bennett’s the top prize winning ticket, Co-op Package Store will receive a $20,000 bonus check from the CT Lottery.

More Stories

FEATURED WINNER STORIES
Winner Image 0
Scores of “Summertime Super Draw” Winners Step Forward to Claim Their Prizes
Winner Image 1
Norwalk Man is 6th “5 Card Cash” Winner to Claim $255,555 Top Prize
Winner Image 2
Groton’s $255,555 Top Prize Winner Celebrates “5 Card Cash” Match
Winner Image 3
West Hartland Man Gets “Lucky” and Wins $25,000 a Year for Life Prize
Winner Image 4
Summertime Super Draw Winner Claims $1,000,000 Top Prize for July 6
Winner Image 5
Greenwich “Powerball” Winner Celebrates Holiday Weekend with $1,000,000 Prize Win
Winner Image 6
First Day of Summer is a Hot One for Moosup’s $2,000,000 Powerball Prize Winner
Winner Image 7
Farmington’s “5 Card Cash” Top Prize Winner Celebrates Good News with Family
Winner Image 8
Hamden Resident Claims “Unbelievable” Prize Worth $5,000 a Month for Life!
Winner Image 9
Uncasville Resident is the CT Lottery’s Third “5 Card Cash” $255,555 Top Prize Draw Winner!
Winner Image 10
Twelve Co-Workers Share $50,000 Powerball Prize on “Lucky” Friday the 13th
Winner Image 11
Bridgeport Resident Claims $2,000,000 Powerball with Power Play Prize for June 14 Draw
Winner Image 12
Lucky Oxford Man Claims “Win up to $7,500 a Month for Life” Top Prize Worth $1,500,000!
Winner Image 13
Litchfield Resident Claims Lucky for Life “$25,000 a Year for Life” Prize for June 5
Winner Image 14
Danielson Man Claims Lucky for Life “$25,000 a Year for Life” Prize for May 22
Winner Image 15
Message of the Day: Congratulations! $255,555 Top Prize “5 Card Cash” Winner!
Winner Image 16
Local Waitress Wins First $255,555 “5 Card Cash” Top Prize for May 9th Drawing
Winner Image 17
East Berlin Lottery Retailer is a “Three-Peat” Millionaire Maker!
Winner Image 18
Kensington Resident Celebrates “Lucky for Life” $25,000 a Year for Life 2nd Prize Win
Winner Image 19
Early Bird Catches the Cash5 $100,000 Top Prize in Bristol
OUR WINNERS
 
 

Connecticut Lottery Corporation
777 Brook Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
ctlottery@ctlottery.org

Lobby Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm
Click here for Lottery closings

Winning Numbers Line: (860) 713-2000
Fax: (860) 713-2805

PLEASE PLAY RESPONSIBLY. Purchasers must be 18 or older.
The CLC makes no representation or guarantee as to the accuracy of the information contained on this website. By using this website, you agree to the terms contained
in our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. The information and materials in this website are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either, express or implied.
In the event of a discrepancy between information on the website regarding winning numbers, jackpots or prize payouts and the CLC’s enabling statutes, official rules,
regulations and procedures the enabling statutes, official rules, regulations and procedures shall prevail. All materials on this Website are owned by or licensed to the CLC.
Written permission required from the CLC in order to reproduce, distribute or display any images or content on this Website.
Copyright © 1999-2014. Connecticut Lottery Corporation. All rights reserved.