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Naugatuck Resident Wins $2 Million Lotto Prize

The lucky ticket was bought at the local 7-Eleven. Just think, what would you do if you won?


[Editor's note: The following is a press release from CT Lottery.]

A monumental $2,000,000 top prize win was claimed yesterday by Xiang Zhou Chen of Naugatuck, the 7th of 10 top prizes awarded in the CT Lottery instant game, “Big Money.” 

True to the game’s name, Big Money’s $2,000,000 top prize offers its winners the choice of a 20-year annuity or a one-time cash lump-sum equivalent. After careful consideration, Chen selected the annuity option and was presented at Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill with his first prize check for $100,000 (value before taxes). 

Naugatuck’s local 7-Eleven store, located at 801 Rubber Avenue, is the lucky 12-year lottery retailer who sold Chen his top prize winning ticket. Store owner, Hema Desai, told Lottery officials that she couldn’t be more pleased. 

“We were shocked when we learned that our store sold a $2,000,000 winning ticket. We’re especially happy for the winner — it’s nice that someone from our own town was the one to buy the winning ticket,” Desai said.

For selling the top prize winning ticket, 7-Eleven will receive a $20,000 bonus from the CT Lottery.

Of the 10 top prizes in the $20 instant game Big Money, 3 more remain to be claimed. The odds of winning a prize are 1 in 3.51. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 504,000.

The CT Lottery reminds the public that purchasers must be 18 or older and to please play responsibly. For more information about CT’s lottery games, visit ctlottery.org or call 860-713-2700.

citizen February 14, 2013 at 07:41 PM
I'm guessing Palm Springs? :-)
Anita Ellin February 14, 2013 at 07:55 PM
Best Wishes to Mr. Chen. Spend it wisely and beware of NEW friends. :)
rochelle hickey February 14, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Good luck mr. chen i hope you spend it wisely. i would be a nice jesture to help the local food banks. but definatly watch out for new friends, they will be coming out of the woodwork
Paul Singley February 14, 2013 at 11:09 PM
A guy in his 20s won a $2 million prize on Rubber Ave. in Naugatuck a few years ago. It was never in the papers because the kid didn't want people to know. But interesting - $4 million on the same street in a few years.
brutus February 15, 2013 at 06:55 PM
and if it was me who won the lottery, than that meteor that's whizzing by earth in about a half hour would most definitely be coming straight for naugatuck!

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