Susan Weber was very excited when she found nine complete words on her CT Lottery “Super Cashword 16” instant ticket for a $5,000 prize win. She became ecstatic, however, when she later learned she had ten words and her ticket and was actually a $50,000 top prize winner. “I went to a High-Tier Claim Center to claim my prize and he told me he couldn’t cash it…because it was for
$50,000! I just stood there in shock…looking at him,” Susan told Lottery officials with a laugh. “I called my husband to tell him—he didn’t believe me—then I programmed the CT Lottery’s address in my GPS and came right on in” to Lottery HQ on September 24.
Susan has worked at the College Mart Flea Market snack bar in Jewett City for the past 15 years; she accepted the check at the headquarters in Rocky Hill for $34,151 after taxes. “I’m going to pay off my car and some bills, set aside some Christmas money for my nine grandkids, and put the rest in savings,” she said.
The game Super Cashword was first launched by the CT Lottery in 2002. For selling Weber her top prize winning ticket, ShopRite of Norwich will receive a $500 bonus.
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