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Trumbull man wins $20,000 lottery prize — twice — on same day

March 13, 2019 GMT

How lucky can one man be?

Just ask Jim Zygmont, of Trumbull.

That’s because on one day, Zygmont won not one, but two $20,000 top prizes on two scratch-off tickets bought at a Norwalk store.

Zygmont purchased two 20X Cash 4th Edition scratch tickets and won the game’s top prize— twice on the same day, at the same lottery retailer, and walked away with $40,000 in a matter of minutes.

The tickets cost $20 a piece.

“I bought the first 20X ticket over the counter at 4:56 p.m. and won $20,000,” he told CT lottery officials.

“I almost fell backwards. It was crazy,” said Zygmont, who had the moment documented in a photos taken from the lottery retailer’s security camera.

“Not even five minutes later, the [retailer] pointed out the Lottery’s new vending machine. He said, ‘They just started the machine up today; you should give it a try.’”

Zygmont decided to give it a go; he turned around and purchased three more “20X Cash” tickets from the vending machine.

When he scanned the second ticket with the machine’s ticket checker, Zygmont said he was stunned.

“I won another $20,000. I couldn’t believe it!”

Zygmont, a computer consultant, said that 20X Cash is his “lucky” scratch game.

“It’s always a consistent winner for me. I love to see the ‘X’” said Zygmont, referring to the game’s prize multiplier.

By revealing a “MULTIPLIER” (2X through 10X, and 20X), the player instantly wins the prize for that row times the multiplier shown for that row.

According to CT Lottery, there are 116 top prizes of $20,000 in the 20X Cash game; 75 remain unclaimed.

There are 25 second highest prize of $10,000, of which 17 remain unclaimed.

For selling Zygmont his two top prize winning tickets, Crossroads Card & Gift, located at 280 Connecticut Ave. Norwalk, will receive a $400 bonus from the CT Lottery.