Follow Lottery.com on Facebook
Home Contact Help Privacy Policy
Lottery Home
Home Jackpots Results News Community Tools Register
News
NEWINGTON WOMAN CLAIMS MIRACLE LOTTERY WIN OF $5,000 A MONTH FOR LIFE
August 24, 2013
Today, Regina DiBenedetto of Newington started a new day unlike any other before. She woke up to beautiful sunny summer skies—and a guaranteed “Win for Life 19th Edition” instant game prize payment of $5,000 a month for the rest of her life. “It’s a miracle,” DiBenedetto told Lottery officials. “This is one of five top prize tickets in the game. It’s really unbelievable.”

On her way home late last week, DiBenedetto stopped at a CT Lottery retailer and purchased five Win for Life 19th Edition instant tickets for $3 each. Later that evening, DiBenedetto scratched the first four tickets, but they were non-winners. The fifth ticket DiBenedetto scratched, however, revealed a winning number match and a “WIN FOR LIFE” prize symbol worth $5,000 a month for life.

“My husband thought something was wrong because I started screaming,” DiBenedetto said with a laugh. “I told him—WE WON—and had him look at the ticket's prize. Then we took the ticket to two different lottery retailers and scanned it in a Ticket Checker.”

Win for Life is one of the CT Lottery’s most popular instant games offered because the value of its top prize is based on the longevity of its winner. The Win for Life 19th Edition’s top prize is paid as $5,000 a month for life, with guaranteed minimum total payout of $1,200,000, or as a one-time cash option payment of $1,000,000.

Yesterday, Regina, along with her husband, Charlie, happily by her side, arrived at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill, opting for the game’s $5,000 a month for life top prize. Regina accepted the first of what she expects will be many prize checks for $3,416 (value after taxes). “We’re still in shock. Winning this prize is a big stress reliever,” the DiBenedettos both said. "We're looking forward to taking a vacation, relaxing, and doing some things that we've never done before."

For selling DiBenedetto her top prize winning Win for Life 19th Edition ticket, K Food Mart, located at 539 Nott Street in Wethersfield will receive a $10,000 bonus check from the CT Lottery.

Latest Connecticut Lottery Results

Current Connecticut Lottery Jackpots

©2014 Connecticut Lottery Corporation.
Lottery.com is NOT affiliated with or endorsed by the Connecticut Lottery Corporation.

Top Stories
One Hudson County Winner Takes the $146,486 Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot
One Hudson County ticket won the Jersey Cash 5 $14... READ MORE
Albuquerque Man Wins 15 Prizes in One Mega Millions Drawing
An Albuquerque man won 15 prizes totaling $60,000 ... READ MORE
Poughkeepsie Woman’s Lottery Strategy Pays Off -- Wins $1,000,000
Shahela Hossain, of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County ... READ MORE
Fayetteville woman to buy new home with $150,000 scratch-off win
Fannie Easter of Fayetteville plans to use the $15... READ MORE
Ohio Lottery completes fiscal year with record sales, profits
Ohio Lottery traditional sales combined with video... READ MORE
Related Stories
Uncasville Resident is the CT Lottery’s Third “5 Card Cash” $255,555 Top Prize Draw Winner!
Yesterday’s 5 Card Cash lottery drawing resulted i... READ MORE
Message of the Day: Congratulations! $255,555 Top Prize “5 Card Cash” Winner!
Days after the May 12, 2014 “5 Card Cash” daily dr... READ MORE
Kensington Resident Celebrates “Lucky for Life” $25,000 a Year for Life 2nd Prize Win
What’s the best way to celebrate the discovery of ... READ MORE
Early Bird Catches the Cash5 $100,000 Top Prize in Bristol
The early bird may catch the worm, but lucky Ralph... READ MORE
Manchester Resident Wins CT’s “50/50 Super Draw” $242,560 Top Prize
Christina Desaulniers of Manchester isn’t Irish, b... READ MORE
Username
Password
Username and password
are case sensitive.
Not a memeber?
Sign up now.


Copyright © Lottery.com, 2014 all rights reserved.
Lottery.com checks its results for acuracy, but mistakes can happen and the state lottery has the final validating authority.

Lucky For Life, Play 3, Mid-Day 3, Play 4, Mid-Day 4, Cash 5, Classic Lotto, Powerball Power Play, Mega-Millions Megaplier, Lucky-4-Life, 5 Card Cash and all associated logos are all trademarks of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation. Lottery.com is NOT affiliated with or endorsed by the Connecticut Lottery Corporation.

Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, Wildcard 2, and 2 by 2 and all associated logos are all trademarks of the Multi-State Lottery Association. Lottery.com is NOT affiliated with or endorsed by the Multi-State Lottery Association.

Support - FAQ - Site Map - Feedback - Stories