Norwalk Neighbors Claim $1,000,000 “Super Draw 2” Top Prize
CT Lottery officials are excited to announce CT’s first “Fourth of July” lottery millionaires—Lester Bilyou, Sr. and Brandon Dupee of Norwalk. The neighbors of six years together purchased several “$1,000,000 Super Draw 2” tickets for the July 4, 2011 drawing. One of their tickets – 294473 – matched the top prize winning ticket number selected on that date and won the $1,000,000 top prize.
Dupee discovered their $1,000,000 win after visiting the CT Lottery website the day after the Super Draw 2 drawing to check their tickets. To verify their win, Dupee took their ticket to a local lottery retailer and scanned it in a ticket checker. “I was caught in the headlights when I saw all the zeros,” Dupee told lottery officials. Later the two men secured the winning ticket in a safe deposit box while they took some time to seek financial advice. “I could not believe we won,” Dupee commented.
Earlier this week, Bilyou and Dupee claimed the $1,000,000 top prize, each receiving a prize check from the CT Lottery for $342,501 (value after taxes).
The $1,000,000 top prize winning Super Draw 2 ticket was purchased at Cumberland Farms #4658 located at 136 Main Street in Norwalk. Cumberland Farms will receive a check for $10,000 for selling the ticket.
A complete list of all 1,311 winning ticket numbers is available on the Super Draw 2 game page. Super Draw 2 tickets can also be scanned in a lottery Ticket Checker at any lottery retailer location.
Super Draw 2 tickets expire 180 days from their draw date, so players have until December 31, 2011 to claim prizes.