CT Lottery Official Web Site - Winners

Linda Westlake Wins Top Prize in “$1,000,000 Silver & Gold” 2nd Chance Drawing
“Lucky” New Milford Resident Wins $100,000 in 2nd Chance Drawing
September 09, 2011 -- Linda Westlake of New Milford joked with Lottery officials Tuesday that her fellow nursing co-workers call her “Lucky Linda” and now, after winning the $100,000 top prize in the recent CT Lottery “$1,000,000 Silver & Gold” 2nd Chance drawing, no one could possibly disagree.  Linda is, indeed, lucky.  “I saw the mail sitting on the kitchen counter and the CT Lottery envelope.  When I opened it up, and saw that I won $100,000, I couldn’t believe my eyes…I had to get my glasses,” Linda said with a laugh.

Of the 484,221 entries received for the game’s third 2nd Chance drawing on September 1, Linda’s entry was randomly selected as the drawing’s $100,000 top prize winner.  In addition to Linda, 10 entrants won prizes worth $500 each, and 30 others won prizes worth $200 each.

Linda was joined by her husband at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill to claim her check for $68,503 (prize value after taxes).  “We have farm property up north that needs some work.  Now, we’ll finally have some money to put into it,” Linda said.

Linda’s winning 2nd Chance Drawing entry ticket was purchased at Hit & Run, located at 52 Kent Road in New Milford.  For selling the ticket, Hit & Run will receive a $1,000 bonus from the CT Lottery.

The $1,000,000 Silver & Gold instant game offers two ways to win a prize—scratch and win up to $1,000,000 instantly on the game ticket, or by entering non-winning tickets into one of the game's 2nd Chance drawings. Of the four 2nd Chance drawings, one still remains to be held.  Players are encouraged to enter their non-winning $1,000,000 Silver & Gold tickets online, by mail, or by hand delivery to CT Lottery headquarters.

Of the instant game’s four $1,000,000 top prizes (paid as a 20-year annuity or lump sum equivalent), two have been claimed—by Janelle Davis of Waterbury on October 5, 2010, and the by Jorlady Nivar-Vizcaino of Norwalk on May 5, 2011. 

More Stories

Winner Image 0
Manchester Resident’s Powerball Quick Pick Ticket is a $1,000,000 Prize Winner
Winner Image 1
New Milford Dad Celebrates Life-Changing $100,000 Prize Win
Winner Image 2
Shelton’s “Lucky Links with 2XPOWER” Winner Claims $50,000 Top Prize
Winner Image 3
Grandfather’s $10,000 Top Prize Win is Out-of-Sight
Winner Image 4
Bolton Man’s Powerball Quick Pick Ticket is a $1,000,000 Prize Winner
Winner Image 5
Play4 Day Number 5-5-5-5 Pays Out $3.4 Million in Prizes on Sept. 10
Winner Image 6
Suffield Man Wins $1.5 Million Lotto Jackpot Prize with Father’s Birthday Numbers
Winner Image 7
Two Winners Claim Two 5 Card Cash $255,555 Top Drawing Prizes on Sept. 8
Winner Image 8
Connecticut’s Fifth Lucky for Life $25,000 a Year for Life Prize is Claimed
Winner Image 9
Bristol Lays Claim to $6.3 Million in Prizes Since Jan. 2015
Winner Image 10
Strawberry Shortcake is Extra Sweet When Served with a $30,000 Top Prize Winning Ticket
Winner Image 11
Enfield Woman Contradicts Herself and Wins $10,000 Prize
Winner Image 12
26-Year-Old Man Reveals Princely $300,000 Prize in Wolcott
Winner Image 13
Bristol Retailer Sells Winning Lotto Jackpot Ticket Worth $4,000,000
Winner Image 14
Tongue-tied Machinist in Disbelief over $20,000 Prize Win
Winner Image 15
Like Father, Like Son—Each Win “$100,000 Cashword” Top Prize Just Four Months Apart
Winner Image 16
New Fairfield Undergrad Claims $25,000 “Golden Casino” Prize
Winner Image 17
Wethersfield Groom-to-Be Says “I do” to $100,000 Prize
Winner Image 18
Two Players Win "5 Card Cash" $255,555 Top Prizes in Back-to-Back Drawings
Winner Image 19
Portland Pop Wins Cash5 $100,000 Top Prize with His Family’s Birthday Numbers

Connecticut Lottery Corporation
777 Brook Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

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 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 © 1999-2015. Connecticut Lottery Corporation. All rights reserved.