Don't tell Wilsa Maisonave of Meriden that Friday the 13th brings bad luck.
Last Friday, Sept. 13, Maisonave went to a Hamden convenience store to buy lunch when she found a penny heads up—a traditional sign of good luck.
After picking up the penny, she decided to buy a “Quick Pick” ticket for the “Cash5” nightly drawing. The next day, when she scanned her ticket in a lottery ticket checker, she was rewarded with an unexpected surprise—she matched all five of the winning Cash5 numbers for the $100,000 top prize win.
“I was completely dumbfounded,” Maisonave told Lottery officials. “I couldn’t believe it was real. So, I scanned the ticket again in the ticket checker and then asked the retailer for a print out…it was a $100,000 winner.”
The Cash5 numbers drawn on September 13, 2013 were 9 - 21 - 25 - 30 - 34. A total of 3,822 winning tickets were sold statewide for that drawing. Prize values ranged from $2 to $100,000 each.
Maisonave arrived at Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill Monday morning, happy to collect a prize check for $68,300 (prize value after taxes). “I’m going to pay bills first, but then I want to take the kids on a vacation to Disney World.”
For selling Maisonave her $100,000 prize winning ticket, Krauser’s, located at 1959 State Street in Hamden, will receive a $1,000 selling bonus from the CT Lottery.
The overall chances of winning a prize in Cash5 are 1 in 72.1. The chance of winning the top prize is 1 in 324,632.