SCRATCH GAMES WINNER!
Eric Iverson Wins $30,000 Top Prize
New Britain Man Collects First “Diamonds & Pearls" Top Prize
May 09, 2011 -- If you were given the choice between diamonds…or pearls, which one would you choose?  In the case of Eric Iverson of New Britain last Wednesday, he was handed both—in the form of a CT Lottery “Diamonds & Pearls” instant game ticket.  “I got back some change after buying two scratch tickets, so I asked the clerk for any $3 ticket.  He reached back behind him, and touched the ‘Diamonds & Pearls’ ticket, so I bought it,” Iverson said.   When Iverson saw a matching pair of “12’s” on his ticket, he took his time to slowly reveal the prize amount.  “I saw $30 at first, and then the comma…then I went for the glory and scratched away the rest to see the zeros,” Iverson told lottery officials laughing.  

When Iverson arrived at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill later that day, he was excited to learn that he was the first to claim one of the Diamonds & Pearls four $30,000 top prizes.  Joined by his wife, Raquel, and their children, Iverson commented about his good fortune.  “I went back to the retailer and shook his hand to say, ‘thanks.’  If he hadn’t of touched the ‘Diamonds & Pearls’ ticket, I probably wouldn’t have bought that one,” Iverson said.

While holding his “lucky dime” firmly in his left hand as his picture was taken with his oversized souvenir lottery check, Iverson eagerly accepted his “real” check for $20,551 (prize value after taxes). Iverson, a truck driver, said that he hopes to go back to school for training in computers or electronics.  “This money, though, will go toward a long-term investment, and the kid’s college education,” he said.
 
Iverson’s top prize winning ticket was purchased at Farmington Mart located at 721 Farmington Avenue in New Britain.  Farmington Mart will receive a $300 selling bonus from the CT Lottery for selling the ticket. 

More Stories

FEATURED WINNER STORIES
Winner Image 0
Manchester Resident Wins Connecticut’s “Lotto” Jackpot for $3,600,000
Winner Image 1
Scores of “Summertime Super Draw” Winners Step Forward to Claim Their Prizes
Winner Image 2
Norwalk Man is 6th “5 Card Cash” Winner to Claim $255,555 Top Prize
Winner Image 3
Groton’s $255,555 Top Prize Winner Celebrates “5 Card Cash” Match
Winner Image 4
West Hartland Man Gets “Lucky” and Wins $25,000 a Year for Life Prize
Winner Image 5
Summertime Super Draw Winner Claims $1,000,000 Top Prize for July 6
Winner Image 6
Greenwich “Powerball” Winner Celebrates Holiday Weekend with $1,000,000 Prize Win
Winner Image 7
First Day of Summer is a Hot One for Moosup’s $2,000,000 Powerball Prize Winner
Winner Image 8
Farmington’s “5 Card Cash” Top Prize Winner Celebrates Good News with Family
Winner Image 9
Hamden Resident Claims “Unbelievable” Prize Worth $5,000 a Month for Life!
Winner Image 10
Uncasville Resident is the CT Lottery’s Third “5 Card Cash” $255,555 Top Prize Draw Winner!
Winner Image 11
Twelve Co-Workers Share $50,000 Powerball Prize on “Lucky” Friday the 13th
Winner Image 12
Bridgeport Resident Claims $2,000,000 Powerball with Power Play Prize for June 14 Draw
Winner Image 13
Lucky Oxford Man Claims “Win up to $7,500 a Month for Life” Top Prize Worth $1,500,000!
Winner Image 14
Litchfield Resident Claims Lucky for Life “$25,000 a Year for Life” Prize for June 5
Winner Image 15
Danielson Man Claims Lucky for Life “$25,000 a Year for Life” Prize for May 22
Winner Image 16
Message of the Day: Congratulations! $255,555 Top Prize “5 Card Cash” Winner!
Winner Image 17
Local Waitress Wins First $255,555 “5 Card Cash” Top Prize for May 9th Drawing
Winner Image 18
East Berlin Lottery Retailer is a “Three-Peat” Millionaire Maker!
Winner Image 19
Kensington Resident Celebrates “Lucky for Life” $25,000 a Year for Life 2nd Prize Win
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.