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WEST HAVEN MAN TAKES A CHANCE AND CASHES $20,000 LOTTERY WIN
March 5, 2017
Abdul Ghaffar can count on one hand how many times he’s played the CT Lottery’s games. “I hardly ever play,” the West Haven resident told Lottery officials as he claimed the $20,000 top prize on a “20X The Cash 2nd Edition” ticket. 

“I was dropping someone off in my cab—started driving but turned around to grab a coffee at a gas station. For some reason, I said, ‘You know what? Why not play!’ I just had a feeling that I was definitely going to win! I thought [win], but nothing like this,” Ghaffar said as he held his check. 

Ghaffar at first uncovered a $1,000 prize only to reveal a 20X multiplier! Dumbfounded, the lucky winner asked the clerk, ”Is that a winner?” To confirm his winnings, Ghaffar used the Ticket Checker which instructed him to visit the CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill to claim his prize. 

Ghaffar doesn’t plan to treat himself with the 20X top prize; instead, he plans to put his winnings towards a car for his daughter. 

For selling Ghaffar his top prize winning ticket, A F Forbes Inc., located at 863 North High Street, in East Haven, will receive a $200 bonus check from the CT Lottery.

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