Walter Huebner Claims Top Prize for March 17 Drawing
Seymour Man Wins CT’s First “50/50 Super Draw” Top Prize Worth $319,372.50
March 20, 2013 -- Leprechauns weren’t the only ones who were lucky this past Saint Patrick’s Day. While visiting family in North Carolina, Walter Huebner of Seymour checked the CT Lottery website for the winning numbers and discovered that he had the top prize ticket number for the CT Lottery’s first “50/50 Super Draw” drawing held on Sunday, March 17, 2013.
Huebner’s ticket number – 002288 – was randomly selected from a pool of 127,749 tickets sold, winning the single top prize worth 50% of the game’s total sales - - $319,372.50.
Today, Huebner and his wife, Joan, arrived at CT Lottery headquarters to claim a prize check for $218,132.50 (value after taxes). “The prize came at just the right time,” Huebner told Lottery officials. “We’re selling our house to move down south and this will be part of our retirement.”
50/50 Super Draw ticket sales began on Sunday, January 13, 2013. The tickets, which sold for $5 each, generated a total of $638,745 in sales.
For selling Huebner his top prize winning ticket, Stop & Shop, located at 15 Franklin Street in Seymour, will receive a bonus check for $3,194 from the CT Lottery.