After more than three weeks of anticipation, the Powerball jackpot that was hit on Nov. 2 was finally claimed by The Putnam Avenue Family Trust this morning at the CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill.
“For years, we’ve heard the Lottery’s message that you can’t win if you don’t play, and that’s never been truer than it is at this moment,” said Frank Farricker, Chairman of the CT Lottery. “This is a proud moment for us, and for the state of Connecticut. We are so thrilled to be able to award this jackpot prize today, which is not only the 12th largest Powerball jackpot in history, but also the largest jackpot prize ever won in the state.”
The Putnam Avenue Family Trust opted for the one-time cash lump sum payout of $103,586,824.51. Federal income tax was $37,916,114; state income tax was $10,161,519.
Shippan Point Getty on Magee Avenue in Stamford sold the winning “Quick Pick.” For selling the winning ticket, Shippan Point Getty owners, Michael Lindquist and Carol Angotta, received a retailer bonus of $100,000.
“The bonus comes at a real great time of the year,” Lindquist told Lottery officials. “It will help take the edge off putting the kids through college.”
Another important benefactor is the State of the Connecticut.
“In fiscal year 2011, lottery sales generated a record $289.3 million for the General Fund,” said Anne M. Noble, President and CEO of the CT Lottery. “Today, we celebrate this win and the good that the lottery does for the state, our players and our retailers."
Updated story from Nov. 9
The search is still on for the $254.2 million Powerball jackpot winning ticket for the Nov. 2, 2011 drawing—the largest prize ever won in CT Lottery history. Lottery officials confirm that the winning ticket was sold in Fairfield County. Further details will not be available until the winner comes forward to make the unprecedented claim.
The winning numbers on November 2 were 12-14-34-39-46 and a Powerball of 36. The Power Play multiplier number is 4.
The CT Lottery encourages everyone to check their tickets carefully and to sign the back of their tickets to establish ownership. Players have 180 days from the date of drawing to claim a winning ticket. Winning tickets for the Nov. 2 Powerball drawing expire on April 30, 2012.
The retailer in good standing who sold the Powerball jackpot winning ticket will receive a cool $100,000 bonus from the CT Lottery. For information about the CT Lottery, call (860) 713-2700, or visit the CT Lottery web site at ctlottery.org.
Original Story from Nov. 3
Even though many throughout the state remain without power after Saturday’s unexpected snowfall, one lucky CT Lottery Powerball ticketholder will have all the power they need—in the form of Wednesday’s $254.2 million winning Powerball jackpot ticket.
It is the largest prize ever won in CT Lottery history and the unknown winner has until April 30, 2012 to come forward and claim his or her prize.
Nationwide, 2,277,427 winning tickets were purchased for the Nov. 2 Powerball drawing. Of the 28,690 of those tickets sold in Connecticut, one ticket matched all six numbers correctly, resulting in a $254.2 million windfall.
The winning numbers were 12-14-34-39-46 and a Powerball of 36. The Power Play multiplier number was 4. Players have 180 days from the date of drawing to claim a winning ticket. Overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are 1 in 35.1. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot prize are 1 in 195,249,054.
Information courtesy of CT Lottery