UConn Biology Student Plays Lottery, Wins Big

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    CT Lottery

     A 25-year-old UConn biology student turned $5 into $50,000 when he won the lottery on Wednesday.

    Muath Omari of Windsor Locks bought the Super Cashword 15 ticket at the Pearl Mini Mart in Enfield. He got lucky and walked away with $34,151 after taxes.

    "This came out of the blue for me," Omari told CT Lottery officials. "I still can't believe it."

    Omari told the CT Lottery he'll put his winnings toward UConn tuition. He has plans to attend medical school after graduation.

    According to lottery officials, the Pearl Mini Mart,  at 80 Pearl Street in Enfield, will receive a $500 bonus check.

    Eighteen of the 19 top prizes have been claimed. Overall odds of winning a Super Cashword 15 prize are 1 in 3.74, lottery officials said.