"Black" Ticket Delivers Instant "Green" First Top Prize of $50,000
February 22, 2010 -- As Marie Carrubba of Oxford scratched the black colored coating from the "Connecticut Lottery Black" instant ticket she purchased at Klankos on South Main Street in Ansonia, she had no idea she’d see so much "green." Green, that is, that came in the form of winning the game's first of four $50,000 top prizes.
Lottery officials validated Carrubba’s ticket, verifying her claim as the game’s first top prize winner. Carrubba’s win makes her Oxford’s largest Lottery winner since local resident Justin Vescovi scratched a $500,000 windfall one year ago this week on a “$500,000 Club” CT Lottery instant ticket.
Carrubba received a prize check worth $34,251 (after taxes).