Burlington man scores $100K in “Cashword 6” game

Bill Grouten of Burlington (Connecticut Lottery photo)

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (WTNH) – Bill Grouten of Burlington has earned six figures (before taxes) since he won the “$100,000 Cashword 6” game.

According to a press release, “I like the $10 Cashword game the best, probably because I’ve been lucky with winning.  I buy my tickets at different places,” Grouten said.  “This time, I had five red words, so I knew that a sixth red word had to be there.  All I needed was one more letter.”

At the bottom of puzzle two, Grouten found his $100,000 top prize win in a sixth red word—AWAY.  “What a feeling—it was fantastic!” said Grouten. After taxes, he pocketed about $69,000.

“This is amazing,” said Grouten with a big smile.  “I’m going to put this money right in the bank, and help my two kids.”

Grouten purchased his winning ticket at Daily Mart, located at 1660 Stafford Ave. in Burlington, officials said.  The store will receive a $1,000 check from the Connecticut Lottery for selling the ticket. There are 20 top prizes in the game $100,000 Cashword 6 with 13 more top prizes remaining to be claimed. Odds of winning a prize in $100,000 Cashword 6 are 1 in 3.21, Connecticut Lottery officials said.

The CT Lottery reminds the public that purchasers must be 18 or older, and to please play responsibly.  For information about the Connecticut Lottery stop by any Lottery retailer, visit ctlottery.org, join us on Facebook (facebook.com/CTLottery) and Twitter (twitter.com/ctlottery), or call (860) 713-2700.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s