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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Ansonia man wins $20,000 in Lottery scratch-off game


By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

ANSONIA >> Little did resident and volunteer firefighter Martin J. Passander know that when he walked into the Main Street Shell station earlier this week, he would walk out $20,000 richer.

Passander purchased a scratch-off Lottery ticket for $20 at the Shell station, located at 696 Main St., the other day. He got the surprise of a lifetime when the 20X Cash scratch game ticket he rubbed off with a coin landed him a whopping $20,000 payday.

“I saw the ‘20X’ symbol and then scratched away the prize area — it was $1,000,” Passander said in a press release from CT Lottery. ”That’s $20,000! I almost died. I’ve won (smaller) prizes before, but nothing like this had ever happened to me. I was in disbelief!”

Passander, who has been employed as a manufacturing machinist at Bic in Milford for more than 35 years, told lottery officials he was “tongue-tied” and “utterly speechless” when he learned he scored as the game’s top winner.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous thelotter review said...

Winning big in any lottery be it the draw game the scratch game it just to one's luck. The difference is only in the possibility of winning and the corresponding cash prizes. Passander turned out to be a lucky guy. Congrats!

December 9, 2015 at 10:37 AM 

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