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Unclaimed Lucky for Life 2nd Prize Winning Ticket for Feb. 27 Expires SoonSomeone bought a CT Lottery “Lucky for Life” ticket in New Haven County for the February 27, 2014 drawing that matched the first five numbers drawn for the game’s $25,000 a year for life second prize.  The only problem is that the drawing occurred nearly six months ago, and the winner has only until Tuesday, August 26, 2014 to collect their prize before their ticket expires.

The winning Lucky for Life numbers drawn on February 27, 2014 were 8-11-17-24-43 with the Lucky Ball number, 30.  

The minimum guaranteed amount a second prize winner could receive is $500,000 ($25,000 a year for 20 years), but winners who live longer than that will receive prize payments for the remainder of their natural life.  The second prize “Cash Option” is worth $390,000.

The CT Lottery is urging everyone to once again check their tickets carefully, and to sign the back of their tickets immediately, if they have not already done so, to establish ownership.  

In order to claim the prize, the winning ticketholder should go to any CT Lottery retail location prior to the deadline, have the ticket validated, and present the ticket to CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill.

Updated 08/14/14:  Henry Baczek of Trumbull claimed the $25,000 a year for life second prize for February 27, 2014 Lucky for Life drawing.  His winning "Quick Pick" ticket was purchased at Sonu Mart, located at 1201 Boston Post Road, Suite 1098, in Milford



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