It must be amazing to win a grand prize from the Connecticut Lottery. I can't imagine how wonderful it must feel to have a lump sum that will make all of your debts disappear overnight. Someone in the Naugatuck Valley has that feeling today thanks to the Connecticut Lottery's Lucky For Life.

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You hear about the Powerball winner from Illinois, the mega-Millions jackpot winners from Pennsylvania, but how about the 'smaller' grand prizes? What would you do with $25,000 a year, each year, for the rest of your life? That's what someone from Ansonia who bought a Connecticut Lottery Lucky for Life ticket from Reliable Mini Mart on Seymour Ave in Derby has to decide today. It's not a $675,000,000 Powerball Jackpot, but $25,000 a year for life breaks down to a little over $2,000 a month. There's your mortgage payment.

I'm an occasional Connecticut lottery player, I'll buy a quick pick every few weeks, or a few scratch-off tickets, but I'm not a daily player. According to, three $10,000 winners were pulled on December 1, 2023 in Norwich, North Haven, and New Britain. In fact, if you take a look back through this past month of November 2023 on the's winners page, on average, some lucky Connecticut lottery player wins $10,000 - $50,000 every day. What I'm totally surprised at is that over the past month, there were 8 $10,000 - $50,000 winners at Keno here in Connecticut. The biggest prize that the Connecticut Lottery cashed out in November? November 17, someone won $2,000,000 on a Powerball ticket sold at Norwalk Convenience Mart.

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