Bruce Rosa (centre) with two close friends and his son-in-law at the CT Lottery headquarters. PHOTO: CT Lottery
Lightening does strike twice. At least that’s how it appeared to the Connecticut winner when he hit another Cash5 prize last week.
"Oh baby, I can't believe I did it again," said Bruce Rosa of Stamford.
After checking, he confirmed his Cash5 ticket numbers were an exact match to the winning numbers drawn on July 5.: 4-16-17-23-33, earning him his second $100,000 top prize.
Rosa's Cash5 winning ticket was purchased at High Ridge Convenience Service at 910 High Ridge Road, Stamford.
It was the second time in just over a year that Rosa beat the odds and won the Cash5 top prize playing his own numbers.
After Rosa's first win occurred on April 27, 2018, he continued to play Cash5 based on a tip passed on by his father-in-law.
"He told me to play the same numbers I won on before, but by one digit lower. I played the first three numbers that way. I messed up the fourth number (23), because I didn't have my glasses on, and decided to play the last number the same as before," Rosa said.
Rosa collected his win at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill. PHOTO: CT Lottery
After the Cash5 drawing occurred Saturday night, Rosa looked at the Lottery's website and saw there was one top prize winner.
"The winning numbers looked familiar, but I was too lazy to get out of bed to check my ticket," Rosa said with a laugh. "The next morning, I checked my ticket and that's when I knew it was a match."
Rosa arrived at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill yesterday, accompanied by two close friends and his son-in-law. All were there to cheer Rosa's good fortune, and to share in a celebratory lunch afterwards at a restaurant nearby.
Rosa's Cash5 winning ticket was purchased at High Ridge Convenience Service at 910 High Ridge Road, Stamford. The retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus from the CT Lottery for selling the winning ticket.