Weston Woman Wins $1 Million Prize In Mega Millions Drawing

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Laurie Dillon of Weston won $1 million from the Mega Millions drawing on Friday, Dec. 13. Photo Credit: Flickr user Robert S. Donovan

WESTON, Conn. -- Friday the 13th was anything but unlucky for Laurie Dillon, a Weston resident who purchased a Mega Millions ticket on Dec. 13 and won $1 million. 

Dillon's "quick pick" ticket matched the first five numbers but missed the Mega Ball number that would have given her the jackpot of more than $636 million. 

A total of 146,261 winning Mega Millions tickets were sold in Connecticut, with prizes ranging from $1 to $1 million. Dillon was the only $1 million winner in the state. 

Furkan “Frank” Kudia, owner of Weston Hardware and Housewares at 190 Weston Road in Weston, received a $2,500 check for selling the winning ticket. 

“I’m just so happy that somebody who lives locally won,” Kudia said in a statement.  “Hopefully, we can be a lucky store for other lottery players, too.”

The winning Mega Millions numbers drawn on Dec. 13 were 19, 24, 26, 27, 70 with the Mega Ball number of 12.

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Egomar:

Congratulations! It couldn't have happened to a nicer family. After taxes, it should just about cover the cost of college for the kids.

pete.turner.1238:

Very nice win, coming just before Christmas, and I'm sure the lucky winner won't mind a bit about being slightly overshadowed by all the Mega headlines.
I have my own little just-for-fun page which generates my own personal random quick pick numbers. As I say, it is only for fun, but you never know your luck! Look out for VillaLibra if you want to see if you can locate it.