More winning lottery tickets sold in Danbury
DANBURY — Less than a month after a local man won the third-largest Lotto jackpot in Connecticut’s history, three winning lottery tickets worth at least $10,000 were sold in the city, according to CT Lottery.
Elder Flores Cerrano, of Brewster, N.Y., claimed $50,000 Monday after winning a $500,000 GOLD scratch-off purchased at the Getty gas station on White Street in Danbury.
Francisco Contreras, of Danbury, claimed $75,000 Nov. 21, on a winning 75 GRAND scratch-off purchased at a local Citgo gas station. The CT Lottery website did not specify which Danbury Citgo sold the ticket.
Another Danbury man, Bernard Barabas Sr., claimed $10,000 Nov. 25, after purchasing a 30x Cash 6th Edition ticket at the Shell gas station on Lake Avenue.
Last month, Danbury resident William McLaughlin cashed in a Lotto ticket worth $21,365,302. He officially claimed his prize at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill on Nov. 12.
Because he took a “Cash Lump Sum” payout, McLaughlin’s take-home prize was $21.3 million. If paid as an annuity over 21 years, the amount would have been $25.8 million.
Residents of two nearby towns have also recently claimed winnings over $10,000.
Elaine Fotinopoulos, of Bethel, won $20,000 Nov. 18, on a 20x Cash 4th Edition ticket purchased at the Mobil gas station on Grassy Plain Street in Bethel.
Four days later, New Milford resident Thomas Cook claimed $100,000 on a Cash5 ticket purchased at a Shell gas station in Meriden.