Wallingford couple Kim and Robert Fetera are nearly $1 million richer this week after buying a $2 million scratch-off Connecticut Lottery ticket in North Haven.
Raj Krishna, store manager for Aircraft Package Store, located at 394 Washington Ave., in North Haven, said couldn’t be happier for the Feteras — his store sold Robert Fetera the winning ticket last week.
“We are so delighted that Mr. Fetera came by the store to validate his ticket and share his joy with us,” Krishna told Lottery officials. “This is by far the biggest prize we have ever had. We feel so blessed that we can be a part of this.”
Fetera won the Max-A-Millions $2 million top prize. It is payable as a 20-year annuity or as a one-time cash lump-sum equivalent. The Feteras selected the Max-A-Millions top prize in a $1,223,800 lump sum payment, and received a check for $835,862 (prize value after taxes).
Max-A-Millions debuted in September of 2008. Of the eight top prizes in the Max-A-Millions game, one more remains to be claimed. Overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.55. Odds of winning the $2 million top prize are 1 in 510,000.
For selling the $2 million top prize winning ticket, Aircraft Package Store, a lottery retailer since October 1998, will receive a $20,000 bonus from the CT Lottery.
Lottery officials this week reminded the public that purchasers must be 18 or older, and to please play responsibly. For information about the lottery, call (860) 713-2700 or visit the lottery website.