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Woman given lottery ticket for graduation gift wins $2,000 a month for life

Sep 15, 2018, 8:54 pm

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By Todd Northrop

Imagine starting life after graduation with a $2,000 a month head start. That's exactly what one Connecticut woman did.

22-year-old Anissa Dellaripa of South Windsor, Connectiucut, was given a $1 Win for Life Ticket for graduation and it paid off in a big way.

"My dad often buys me scratch tickets for fun," Dellaripa told lottery officials. "He gave me this one and said, 'Here, scratch it.' The ticket cost only a dollar."

Dellaripa scratched the ticket and couldn't believe her eyes as she realized she'd won.

"I went to my room, scratched the ticket, and couldn't believe it when I saw the 'WIN FOR LIFE' prize [symbol]. I thought he gave me a fake ticket as a joke, but I really won!"

Dellaripa opted for a payment of $2,000 a month for life over the lump sum payment of $400,000. She said the choice was easy.

"It's a lot of money for me because I'm so young. I just graduated in June with an Associate's Degree," she said. "This [prize] will help me to go back to school for my bachelor's degree. It's a gift my father can leave me with for the rest of my life."

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Hard Luck, Ak
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A Dollar and a Dream is all it takes! Congrats to the graduate. I won 1,000.00 at Bingo today. Still trying to hit the big one! Party

"We make a living by what you get, You make a LIFE by what you give!"

                                                               Sir Winston ChurchillSun Smiley

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    Simpsonville
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    Not a fan of payouts over a lifetime per se, but in this case since she is so young I'd say she made the right decision.

     

    Nice gift Dad!

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      Simpsonville
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      I'm a bit confused by the state you say you're from!  It says Ak, which means Alaska and they don't have a lottery.

      Is it AR; Arkansas?

      Anyway, moot point and you did great in Bingo...maybe on a lucky streak.  Hope so.

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        That's awesomeLovies

        Life, love, family Love

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          Congratulations on your $1000 win!

          The young graduate whose father gave her the scratcher?  Another Congratulations on her feel good story, what a great Dad.

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            Congratulations on your $1000 win!

            The young graduate whose father gave her the scratcher?  Another Congratulations on her feel good story, what a great Dad.

            Ultimately, is it News about surprise blessings or a curse ???

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              Ultimately, is it News about surprise blessings or a curse ???

              Well I will stay positive and go with surprise blessings!

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                Hard Luck, Ak
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                I'm a bit confused by the state you say you're from!  It says Ak, which means Alaska and they don't have a lottery.

                Is it AR; Arkansas?

                Anyway, moot point and you did great in Bingo...maybe on a lucky streak.  Hope so.

                It is indeed the great state of Alaska that i reside. Although we don't have a lottery here I am part of a lottery pool that buys tickets out of Viriginia and I also have a friend that sends me tickets from Florida with advance drawings. In Florida you can play about to 52 drawings on the same ticket or 6 months at a time. Got 4 out of 6 numbers a few times but still trying to hit 6/6. Hopefully one day. Like the say "You can't win if you don't play!"

                "We make a living by what you get, You make a LIFE by what you give!"

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                  Simpsonville
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                  It is indeed the great state of Alaska that i reside. Although we don't have a lottery here I am part of a lottery pool that buys tickets out of Viriginia and I also have a friend that sends me tickets from Florida with advance drawings. In Florida you can play about to 52 drawings on the same ticket or 6 months at a time. Got 4 out of 6 numbers a few times but still trying to hit 6/6. Hopefully one day. Like the say "You can't win if you don't play!"

                  Here I thought you were getting tickets of of Washington State.

                  Been over 20 years, but I used to get advanced plays in Florida too, never any #'s.

                  Had done the same next state over in Virginia, but it's not as close as I'd like, so just stick with here in KY, close by IN and up the road OH, but not all the the time.  Of course letting my Season Tickets from home state of Massachusetts run their course until early 2019.  Not renewing PB or MM there.

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                    I wish my state had a one dollar scratch off where you could win money for a lifetime. They used to a couple of years ago.

                    Taking it one drawing at a time.

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                      Great choice. Get your 4 year degree now.

                      Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

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                        Congrats On: The Gift that keeps on Giving!

                        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                          Congratulations to Anissa Dellaripa of South Windsor, Connecticut !!Party

                           I would also think that the one dollar ticket was fake and a joke.

                           What a wonderful surprise and gift a Father can give. For the rest of her life. 

                           Anissa will learn about taxes. 

                           $24,000.00 per year before taxes. WOW !!

                           She will also find out who her true friends are.

                           She might be a Lottery Post member.

                           "We are all in this together!" 

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                            Not a fan of payouts over a lifetime per se, but in this case since she is so young I'd say she made the right decision.

                             

                            Nice gift Dad!

                            I do agree, yep. for some it's fine, any age imo, or younger yea,

                             

                            as i do know my niece early 20-21 year old, says if she ever win, she goes,

                            "Aunt Cassie, i am not doin' it that way." Things do "HAPPEN" and we might need it in the family for an emergency

                            so i want all of it up front/and or a friend of hers also passed away earlier in life (accident with a truck driving' drunk SMH)RIP Melissa a few years ago

                            was only 20. Assume she would live long, and the boyfriend matt can only for years now only use still 1 arm fully, so she said, you never know....

                            I want to "enjoy it, with family too or if she need it for family emergencies,etc." 

                             

                            But, for this young lady i am happy for her, god bless her and her family. What' a great win for her...

                            13G's!+ total (2019)& P4 total >>> 22,000!(So Far in 2020!) Time 2 break the bank, baby...Banana

                             

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