Luck shines again on Danbury residents with another big lottery win
DANBURY — Days after a Danbury man cashed in a $24.8 million lottery ticket, another Danbury man claimed his big prize.
While not as large as William McLaughlin’s multi-million dollar prize, a $100,000 Cash 5 jackpot is nothing to complain about.
On Thursday, Edwin Castillo claimed the $100,000 prize at CT Lottery’s headquarters in Rocky Hill.
Castillo bought the winning ticket at the White Turkey Deli on Candlewood Lake Road in Brookfield.
Castillo’s ticket match all five numbers in a recent Cash 5 drawing. The odds of matching all five numbers is one in 324,632.
Two days before before Castillo cashed in his ticket, another Danbury resident visited CT Lottery with his lucky $24.8 million ticket.
McLaughlin close to take a “Cash Lump Sum” payout for a take-home prize of $21.3 million. If paid as an annuity over 21 years, the amount would have been $25.8 million - the third-largest Lotto jackpot in the state’s history.
McLaughlin purchased the $1 Lotto ticket, with winning numbers 1-9-10-15-41-43, at the Stop & Shop on Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury.
The Lake Avenue Stop & Shop has an instant ticket vending machine, but a store employee said McLaughlin purchased his ticket at a service desk inside the store.
McLaughlin’s ticket was one of 46,041 winning tickets sold for Nov. 1, according to Connecticut Lottery officials.
The overall odds of winning a Lotto prize are 1 in 39.3, while the odds of winning the jackpot — by matching all six winning numbers drawn — are about 1 in 7.1 million.
McLaughlin and Castillo declined to be featured in the lottery’s Winner Stories where people give an interview and pose for a photo holding a big check.
Their names were published on the lottery’s “Winners List”
Staff writer Kendra Baker contributed to this story