CT Lottery Official Web Site - Winners

 
NEW APP!
DRAWING GAMES WINNER!
Hardware Machinist Emery Desrosiers wins $100,000 Cash5 Top Prize
Winsted Resident Turns a Doorknob to Lottery Luck
March 12, 2010 -- Emery Desrosiers of Winsted earns his living as a home hardware fabricator, making door handles and such at a Torrington based manufacturing plant. But a recent windfall $100,000 prize in the CT Lottery’s Cash5 drawing game has given him a chance to do something he's always wanted to do. That is, turn the doorknob on a house that's his.

Desrosiers and his wife, Brenda, have been together for 31 years, happy to live in the rural setting Winsted provides. They've been hopeful to someday buy a piece of property and home. “I think this could make a nice down payment for a house. I don't like cities and big buildings," Emery said, adding that, "I love it when I can see trees and the outdoors."

Though Desrosiers $100,000 winning ticket was drawn on February 25, neither he nor his wife could breakaway from their daily obligations to travel to the Lottery’s offices in Rocky Hill until today. “The people we work with asked ‘why are you here?’ when we said we’d won,” Desrosiers related to Lottery officials, noting that co-workers thought they should take time off from their jobs to claim their prize and celebrate the win. “We like our jobs, we like what we do, so we got here when we could,” he said.

On February 26, when Desrosiers matched the numbers on his Cash5 ticket to those being shown during a news broadcast, he told Brenda of their win. “Then, he gave me a kiss, said ‘see you tonight,’ and went to work,” she said. “Just like that. And so did I.”

Desrosiers had played a set of numbers for some time, but on Feb. 25, opted to let the computer randomly select numbers for him as a “Quick Pick.”

After accepting his check for $68,500 (the prize value after taxes) from Lottery officials, Brenda Desrosiers jokingly said the first thing they planned to do with the money was to “buy an umbrella” to ward off the expected rainy weather forecast for this weekend. She added that the couple will place their prize money into a bank account until they have made final plans for its investment.

The winning Cash5 numbers that were drawn on February 25, 2010 were 10 - 15 - 17 - 34 - 35. The top prize winning ticket was purchased at Winn’s Deli and Convenience Store, 3568 Winsted Road in Torrington. For selling a top prize ticket in Cash5, retailers in good-standing receive a $1,000 Selling Bonus from the CT Lottery.

More Stories

FEATURED WINNER STORIES
Winner Image 0
Lucky Barry from Danbury! $30,000 Lottery Prize Extends Winning Streak
Winner Image 1
Hamden Man Celebrates a Cool $50,000 Win on “Super Cashword 18”
Winner Image 2
Manchester Man Left Speechless on $30,000 “3X The Cash 6th Edition” Win
Winner Image 3
$100,000 “Cash5” Win Leaves West Haven Woman in Tears of Happiness
Winner Image 4
“Railroad Family” Starts Vacation with a $30,000 Win
Winner Image 5
Plainfield Man Crowns Himself the “Cash King” with $25,000 Prize
Winner Image 6
Terryville Woman Takes Home “Lucky Links With 2X Power” $50,000 Prize
Winner Image 7
Milford Man Lays Claim to $2,000 a Month for Life Prize and Celebrates with Family
Winner Image 8
New Britain Resident Plays “20X Cash” For the First Time, Claims $20,000
Winner Image 9
Retired Old Lyme Man Snags $100,000 Prize and Celebrates With Dog “Boo”
Winner Image 10
Norwich Woman Wins $30,000 Prize on “30X Cash” Gift from Brother
Winner Image 11
Keno Player Marks His Numbers “On the Spot” and Wins $11,250
Winner Image 12
New Britain Winner Bags $5.2 Million Lotto® Jackpot Prize for April 8th Drawing
Winner Image 13
On the Spot® Keno Play is a “Strong” $50,000 Win!
Winner Image 14
Best Buds Add Cash5 $100,000 Top Prize to Their “Bucket” List of Fun
Winner Image 15
Bristol Man Strikes It Hot, Wins a Cool $57,777 Top Prize
Winner Image 16
History Repeats Itself at Fairfield Newsstand, Sells “$25,000 a Year for Life” Prize Twice in Two Years
Winner Image 17
Enfield’s “Lucky for Life” Winning Ticket Holder Steps Forward to Claim $390,000 Prize
Winner Image 18
“Old-time” Southbury Retailer Sells “$5,000 a Month for Life” Top Prize Ticket
Winner Image 19
Portland Man Finds $50,000 Powerball Prize in a Pile of Tickets
OUR WINNERS
 
 
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 Terms and Conditions 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 © 1999-2016. Connecticut Lottery Corporation. All rights reserved.