Three winning lottery tickets - either sold in North Haven or purchased by town residents this month - total $450,000.
A North Haven resident won a quarter-million dollars on a lucky Powerball ticket.
CT Lottery says Kristopher Brooks claimed the $250,000 prize on Monday.
Brooks bought the ticket at S And F Grocers at 24 Main St. (Route 79) in Durham.
CT Lottery said there was just one $250,000 prize for the Feb. 6 drawing.
That ticket matched four numbers plus Powerball to win $50,000. But because the ticket had the Powerplay option, which was 5, the prize grew to $250,000.
“We’re going to invest the majority of [the prize] for our future,” Kristopher Brooks told lottery officials, “but first things first, we need a new hot tub!”
The $250,000 was the second largest Powerball prize won on a Connecticut-sold ticket since Oct. 20. On that day, one ticket matched five numbers to win $1 million, but because they had the Powerplay option, the prize was doubled to $2 million.
Meanwhile, CT Lottery officials said a $100,000 Cash 5 ticket from the Feb. 6 drawing was claimed Wednesday by Paul Saffiotti, of Northford. The lucky ticket was bought at Sam’s Food Store at 224 Quinnipiac Ave. in North Haven.
And, on Wednesday, there was another $100,000 prize winning ticket for the Cash 5 drawing.
The ticket was was purchased at the Big Y World Class Market on Washington Avenue - in North Haven.
The winning numbers were 5-9-14-18-26.
That person has 180 days to claim the prize. After that, the state gets the money.
Be sure to check your tickets, especially if purchased in North