A $25,000 a year for life Lucky for Life® prize set to expire on April 11 at 5 p.m. was claimed on April 10, 2017, by a Minnesota resident.
According to Minnesota Lottery officials, Lawrence Keller saw a Lottery Facebook post about the prize and decided to check his tickets. The ticket that was the subject of the Facebook post turned out to be sitting on his nightstand.
Keller opted to take the $390,000 cash option instead of receiving $25,000 a year for life. Cub Foods, located at 1801 Market Drive, in Stillwater sold the winning ticket.
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“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.
Francis Koomson of Windsor, CT is the winner of a $25,000 a year for life prize in the multi-state “Lucky for Life” game after correctly matching the first five numbers selected in the drawing that took place Thursday, March 23.
Koomson claimed his prize at the Massachusetts State Lottery’s Braintree headquarters the day after the drawing, opting to receive his prize in annual payments of $25,000 (less tax withholdings) every year for the rest of his life. There is a minimum 20-year guarantee on the prize. He plans on using a portion of his winnings to go on vacation.
According to Lottery officials, Koomson’s winning Quic Pic ticket was purchased at Cumberland Farms, 2 Cameron St. in Clinton, MA. The store will receive a $5,000 bonus for its sale.
Lucky for Life drawings take place every Monday and Thursday. The game’s top prize is $1,000 a day for life.