Stamford man wins $1 million lottery prize

lotterySTAMFORD — Adil Nagiev of Stamford probably has a lot more friends and relatives calling.

Nagiev won $1 million in a new Connecticut lottery scratch-off game after purchasing a ticket at the For Your Convenience store at the corner of Prospect and Hoyt streets.

“I finally got a $1,000,000 winner,” store owner Parish Patel said in a statement issued by lottery officials.  “I’m just so blown away.  Anytime my customers play lottery I always tell them, ‘Your win is my success.’”

For selling Nagiev his winning ticket, For Your Convenience will receive a $10,000 bonus check from the CT Lottery.

Nagiev chose a $790,000 pre-tax cash lump-sum payment of his prize rather than the 20-year annuity.

Lottery officials said the $10 a ticket game has four top $1 million prizes and three have been claimed. The overall chance of winning in the game is 1 in 3.8 according to lottery officials.

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Jonathan Lucas