Al Frattini of Sherman Wins Cash5 Top Prize on August 20
Cash5 “Quick Pick” is Just the Ticket to Win $100,000
September 12, 2011 --
While retrieving a comb from his car’s glove compartment, Al Frattini of Sherman noticed three CT Lottery draw tickets inside that had yet to be checked. After scanning two tickets in a lottery Ticket Checker, the third came up a winner. “I thought I won a $1,000, which was good,” Frattini said. Frattini soon learned he was mistaken. “The clerk scanned it and said to me ‘Al, you didn’t win $1,000…you won $100,000.’ I was so surprised. It’s the most I’ve ever won,” Frattini told Lottery officials, flashing a modest grin.
The Cash5 numbers drawn on August 20 were 3 - 20 - 22 - 25 - 33. A total of 3,681 winning tickets were sold statewide for that drawing. Prize values ranged from $2 to $100,000 each. There were two $100,000 top prize winning tickets sold in that game.
Frattini already had plans in place for the $68,300 (prize value after taxes) check he received at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill. “My son doesn’t know it yet, but I’m going to give him a portion of the money to help with a down payment on a house,” Frattini said.
Frattini’s winning Cash5 ticket was purchased at New Fairfield Mobil, located on 94 Route 37 in New Fairfield. New Fairfield Mobil will receive $1,000 from the CT Lottery for selling the ticket.