Connecticut Man Replays Numbers for a $25,000 a Year for Life Prize

“Simply amazing!” Arthur Scherp beamed as he claimed a $25,000 a Year for Life prize at the CT Lottery Headquarters in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Scherp had played his numbers in previous drawings and decided to “Replay” his ticket with the same numbers and wager amount. It wasn’t until the following evening that the happy winner saw his numbers at a local gas station.

The winning Lucky for Life numbers on April 3, 2017 were — 10 – 17 – 32 – 35 – 47; the Lucky Ball number was 14. Scherp’s numbers matched 5 numbers but missed matching the Lucky Ball resulting in a $25,000 a Year for Life prize! Scherp took the lump sum option valued at $390,003.

“I immediately left to verify [the winning numbers] on the website. I said, ‘This is a good problem to have,’” Scherp chuckled. Scherp and his wife are both excited to invest the winnings and pay off some bills.

For selling the winning ticket, Food Bag #504 located on 327 S Main Street in Colchester, will receive a $2,500 check. The odds of winning a Lucky for Life Match 5 prize are 1 in 1,813,028.

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