SCRATCH GAMES WINNER!
Louis Criscuolo Wins Top Prize Playing “Treasure” Instant Game
East Haven Man’s “Lucky Pick” Pays Out $50,000 Prize
May 12, 2011 -- Over the last couple years, Louis Criscuolo of East Haven has enjoyed purchasing his CT Lottery tickets from Baven, a friendly gas station attendant who works at Milford Sunoco on Old Gate Lane in Milford.  “He’s a real nice guy,” said Criscuolo.  Recently, Criscuolo jokingly asked Baven, “Pick me a winner.”  Much to Criscuolo’s luck and surprise, that’s exactly what Baven did.  When Criscuolo scratched off the first box on the $5 “Treasure” instant game ticket that Baven chose at random from the dispenser, he revealed a matching pair of 9’s…with a corresponding $50,000 top prize.  “I knew right away that I won $50,000 without having to wait to get to the end of the ticket,” said Criscuolo with a laugh. 

After a moment of disbelief, Criscuolo asked Baven to scan the Treasure ticket on the lottery terminal to verify that it was a winner.  Once confirmed, the two men excitedly exchanged a few “high-fives” in celebration.  Then Criscuolo called his wife, Cheryl, to share the incredible news.  “I couldn’t reach her,” Criscuolo told lottery officials with a shake of his head.  “When she called me back, and I told her that I won, she couldn’t believe it.” 

Yesterday, Criscuolo arrived with his son at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill to accept a prize check for $34,251 (value after taxes).  “This will help pay for my son’s high school tuition, but maybe we'll get a swimming pool, too, or a new truck,” Criscuolo mused.

For selling Criscuolo his top prize winning ticket, Milford Sunoco will receive a $500 bonus check from the CT Lottery.

More Stories

FEATURED WINNER STORIES
Winner Image 0
Kensington Resident Celebrates “Lucky for Life” $25,000 a Year for Life 2nd Prize Win
Winner Image 1
Early Bird Catches the Cash5 $100,000 Top Prize in Bristol
Winner Image 2
No Fooling—Enfield Man Wins $100,000 “Cash5” Lottery Prize on April 1
Winner Image 3
Lottery Lightning Strikes Twice at ShopRite of Southington
Winner Image 4
Stratford Resident Finds a Motto and Wins $100,000 Lottery Prize!
Winner Image 5
Manchester Resident Wins CT’s “50/50 Super Draw” $242,560 Top Prize
Winner Image 6
East Hartford Man Purchases $3,000,000 Winning Scratch Ticket to Retirement
Winner Image 7
Lucky Monroe Man Wins $10,000 A MONTH FOR LIFE Prize!
Winner Image 8
Norwalk Resident Claims $1,000,000 New Year’s Super Draw Prize
Winner Image 9
East Hartford Couple Claim CT’s Fifth “$25,000 a Year for Life” 2nd Prize Win
Winner Image 10
Oh Baby—Manchester Couple Wins $30,000 Prize in Last Night's Powerball Drawing!
Winner Image 11
Happy Birthday Numbers are a Lucky Match for “$25,000 a Year for Life” Prize Win
Winner Image 12
AHA! New Britain Resident Discovers $50,000 Lottery Prize Win
Winner Image 13
New Haven Resident Claims $20,000 “Super Draw” Prize
Winner Image 14
Oxford Resident Scores “New York Giants 2nd Chance Drawing” First Prize
Winner Image 15
Bristol Resident Claims Powerball $1,000,000 Prize Winning Ticket for Dec. 21
Winner Image 16
Lucky “Friday the 13th” $1,000,000 Mega Millions Prize is Claimed at CT Lottery Headquarters
Winner Image 17
ShopRite of East Haven Sells $1,000,000 Powerball Prize Winning Ticket
Winner Image 18
Shelton Man Claims $1,000,000 Mega Millions Prize Winning Ticket from Dec. 10 Drawing
Winner Image 19
$20,000 Lottery Prize Gives Prospect Woman a Reason to Dance
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.