|Winner:||Winter Alston, Bridgeport|
|Retailer:||The Future Market, Bridgeport|
Bridgeport Woman Finds “A Big Merry Christmas” Prize Win“This is a big ‘Merry Christmas’ present to me!” said Bridgeport resident Winter Alston when she came to CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill to claim the $10,000 top prize she won playing “$10,000 Celebration.”
The new instant game, which launched on December 10, had already produced 7 top prize winners—Alston was the eighth—with 42 more top prizes remaining to be claimed. “Who knows,” Alston said, “maybe I’ll win $10,000 again.”
To win a $10,000 Celebration prize the player must find a winning number match. All five of Alston’s numbers were a $1,000 match prize—twice—for a total prize win of $10,000. “I had to add up the prizes several times before I was finally sure what I won,” Alston told Lottery officials with a laugh.
Alston arrived at Lottery headquarters recently to receive her prize check for $6,833 (value after taxes) still feeling a little stunned by her unexpected windfall. “I have no plans for the prize money yet. This is still unreal to me,” Alston said.
For selling Alston her top prize winning $10,000 Celebration ticket, The Future Market, located at 256 Wade Street in Bridgeport, will receive a $100 bonus check from the CT Lottery.
The winning names, stories and photos on this website are just a small number of the thousands who claim prizes. The fact is, people win every day with the CT Lottery! Below is a list of recently claimed prizes of $10,000 or more. Please Note: When a winning scratch ticket is validated through a Lottery Retailer's terminal, the remaining number of unclaimed prizes for that prize level is automatically updated reflecting one less prize. Until the individual or group presents their winning ticket for claim at CT Lottery Headquarters, the identity of a winner is unknown.