Wallingford resident beats big odds to win $100,000

A Wallingford resident beat some big odds to win $100,000 in a CT Lottery game.

Luis Alicea’s Cash 5 ticket matched all five numbers to win the big prize in the game.

The odds of matching five numbers is 1 in 324,632, according to CT Lottery.

According to the lottery, there was only one ticket that matched all five numbers in Sunday’s Cash 5 drawing. The winning numbers were 5-7-9-12-1

Alicea purchased the winning ticket at the Shell Food Mart on North Colony Road in Wallingford.

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.”