New Milford woman wins $100,000 on ticket bought at gas station
A New Milford woman claimed a $100,000 prize from a lottery ticket bought at a gas station.
Elizabeth Vega claimed the prize at CT Lottery’s headquarters in Rocky Hill on Monday.
She beat 1 in 324,632 odds to match all five numbers in a recent Cash 5 drawing.
The winning ticket was purchased at Park Lane Sunoco.
The Connecticut Lottery publishes the list of prize winners of $10,000 or more on its web site. According to its rules: “Winners cannot remain anonymous. The CT Lottery will consider a winner's name, city/town, and the prize amount a matter of public record, unless the winner produces a valid protective order or Address Confidentiality Program authorization card.”
While most winners claim prizes using their individual names, some winners come forward using other legal entities (i.e., trusts, business partnership) to claim their prizes - and to better shield their identities. In those instances, the Lottery will promote the winner using that legal entity's name.