Susan Weber Wins "Super Cashword 16" Instant Game Top Prize
Norwich Resident Receives a “Surprise” $50,000 Prize Win
September 24, 2013 --
Susan Weber of Norwich was very excited when she found 9 complete words on her CT Lottery “Super Cashword 16
” instant ticket for a $5,000 prize win. She became ecstatic, however, when she later learned she had 10 words and her ticket was actually a $50,000 top prize winner.
“I went to a High-Tier Claim Center to claim my prize and he told me he couldn’t cash it…because it was for $50,000! I just stood there in shock…looking at him,” Weber told Lottery officials with a laugh. “I called my husband to tell him—he didn’t believe me—then I programmed the CT Lottery’s address in my GPS and came right on in.”
Weber, who has happily worked at the College Mart Flea Market snack bar in Jewett City for the past 15 years, accepted a check at Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill for $34,151 (value after taxes). “I’m going to pay off my car and some bills, set aside some Christmas money for my nine grandkids, and put the rest in savings,” Weber said.
For selling Weber her top prize winning ticket, ShopRite of Norwich, located at 634 W. Main Street in Norwich, will receive a $500 bonus check from the CT Lottery.