CT Lottery Official Web Site - Winners

 
SCRATCH GAMES WINNER!
Regina DiBenedetto is Newest CT Lottery “Win for Life 19th Edition®” Winner
Newington Woman Claims “Miracle” Lottery Win of $5,000 a Month for Life
August 14, 2013 -- Today, Regina DiBenedetto of Newington started a new day unlike any other before.  She woke up to beautiful sunny summer skies—and a guaranteed “Win for Life 19th Edition®” instant game prize payment of $5,000 a month for the rest of her life.  “It’s a miracle,” DiBenedetto told Lottery officials.  “This is one of five top prize tickets in the game.  It’s really unbelievable.”

On her way home late last week, DiBenedetto stopped at a CT Lottery retailer and purchased five Win for Life 19th Edition instant tickets for $3 each.  Later that evening, DiBenedetto scratched the first four tickets, but they were non-winners.  The fifth ticket DiBenedetto scratched, however, revealed a winning number match and a “WIN FOR LIFE” prize symbol worth $5,000 a month for life.

“My husband thought something was wrong because I started screaming,” DiBenedetto said with a laugh.  “I told him—WE WON—and had him look at the ticket's prize.  Then we took the ticket to two different lottery retailers and scanned it in a Ticket Checker.”  

Win for Life is one of the CT Lottery’s most popular instant games offered because the value of its top prize is based on the longevity of its winner.  The Win for Life 19th Edition’s top prize is paid as $5,000 a month for life, with guaranteed minimum total payout of $1,200,000, or as a one-time cash option payment of $1,000,000.  

Yesterday, Regina, along with her husband, Charlie, happily by her side, arrived at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill, opting for the game’s $5,000 a month for life top prize.  Regina accepted the first of what she expects will be many prize checks for $3,416 (value after taxes).  “We’re still in shock.  Winning this prize is a big stress reliever,” the DiBenedettos both said.  "We're looking forward to taking a vacation, relaxing, and doing some things that we've never done before."

For selling DiBenedetto her top prize winning Win for Life 19th Edition ticket, K Food Mart, located at 539 Nott Street in Wethersfield will receive a $10,000 bonus check from the CT Lottery.

More Stories

FEATURED WINNER STORIES
Winner Image 0
Windsor Scores Twice with “5 Card Cash” $255,555 Top Drawing Prize Win for Dec. 11
Winner Image 1
Bridgeport Woman’s Lucky “$25,000 a Year for Life” Second Prize is Second to None
Winner Image 2
Hebron Retiree Multiplies His Prize “20 Times” for $20,000 Win
Winner Image 3
Windsor Man Celebrates “Happy Holidays” with $25,000 Prize Winning Ticket
Winner Image 4
New Haven Mom Wins “Lifetime” Prize Worth $2,000 a Month for Life!
Winner Image 5
Jar of Coins Adds Up to $20,000 Lottery Prize Win
Winner Image 6
Who Let The Dogs Out? Bethel's $10,000 Powerball Prize Winner!
Winner Image 7
Lucky Andover Couple Are Two Time “Lifetime” Prize Winners
Winner Image 8
Newington Man Claims “20X The Cash” Top Prize Win for $20,000
Winner Image 9
Happiness is…a Birthday Present Wrapped in a $200,000 Prize Winning Lottery Ticket
Winner Image 10
Guilford Retiree is On a Roll—Wins $10,000 Prize!
Winner Image 11
New Haven Man Receives an Unexpected Ticket and Wins $50,000 Prize
Winner Image 12
Seventh “5 Card Cash” Winner Claims $255,555 Top Drawing Prize
Winner Image 13
Wallingford Man is 18th “Super Cashword 16” $50,000 Top Prize Winner
Winner Image 14
Canterbury Man Gets “Bejeweled” and Instantly Wins $50,000 Top Prize
Winner Image 15
Avon Man Becomes 14th “Lucky for Life” Winner in CT to Claim “$25,000 a Year for Life” 2nd Prize
Winner Image 16
Stratford’s “Lucky for Life” Winner Claims “$25,000 a Year for Life” Second Prize
Winner Image 17
Oh What a Feeling—Burlington Man Finds “$100,000 Prize Win” in Six Red Words
Winner Image 18
Long-Awaited Lucky for Life Second Prize for February 27th is Claimed
Winner Image 19
Good Karma Pays Off—Tolland Resident Wins $25,000 Prize
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 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 © 1999-2014. Connecticut Lottery Corporation. All rights reserved.