After more than a year and a half, there is a winner for the Connecticut Lotto jackpot and the one winning ticket is worth $25.8 million.
Officials from the Connecticut Lottery said the winning ticket for the jackpot on Friday night was sold at Stop & Shop at 44 Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury.
The winning numbers were 1 – 9 – 10 – 15 – 41 – 43 and the lump sum value for the winner is $21.3 million. This is the third-highest jackpot in the game's history. The Lotto jackpot had been growing since Jan. 5, 2018.
For selling the winning ticket, that Stop & Shop location will receive a $10,000 retailer commission.
If you did not win the jackpot, you still might have won.
In all, there were 46,041 winning tickets sold for the Friday drawing. While only one contained a six-number match, 68 tickets are worth $1,720, 2,582 are worth $52 and thousands are worth $2.
“We’re ecstatic that we have a Lotto jackpot winner in Connecticut’s game,” CT Lottery President and CEO Greg Smith said in a statement. “This will certainly be life-changing for someone. We can’t wait to congratulate the winner in person. This win was also good for our retailer, Stop & Shop. The Lotto game’s jackpot, whether $25 million or $1 million, will always be life changing. We encourage players to stay in the game.”
Jackpot winners have the choice of receiving their winnings either as an annuity – or 21 payments --or one-time cash lump sum and the winners have until April 29, 2020 to claim their prizes.