We don't know their name, but they won a cool 2 million bucks recently from the Connecticut Lottery. It was a resident from Prospect, and in the state of Connecticut, winners cannot remain anonymous.

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According to The Patch, the resident wishes to keep their identity as anonymous, I guess for as long as they can. In Connecticut, if you win, you can't hide. This is directly from CTLottery.org...

FAQ: If I win, can I remain anonymous with regard to the media and the public?

No, winners cannot remain anonymous. A winner's name, hometown, date of claim, game name, prize amount, and the Retailer name/location where the winning ticket was purchased are considered public information. A winner of a prize $10,000 or more may request to have their name removed from our Winners List web page by following the instructions below. However, winner information may still be disclosed pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act request, unless the winner produces a valid protective order or Address Confidentiality Program authorization card.

To request that your name be removed from our Winners List, please send an email to info@ctlottery.org. Include your full name, hometown, date of claim, game name, prize amount, and the Retailer name/location where the winning ticket was purchased, or call 860-713-2701.

Erik McLean on Unsplash
Erik McLean on Unsplash

That is bummer news to me, not that I will ever actually win the lottery because I never play. If I ever did actually buy a ticket and won, I won't be able to keep it a secret from any cousins I may have lost track of down through the years that suddenly resurface with my newfound wealth.

Giorgio Trovato on Unsplash
Giorgio Trovato on Unsplash

In case you are wondering, the recent winner bought their ticket at a Shell station in Prospect and the game was Powerball. I will leave it up to you to find out who it was on your own. Thanks for hanging out with me, good luck if you play the lottery, and see you again very soon.

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