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Fairfield County's Newest Millionaire: ID Released For $5M Lottery Winner

Robert Nickle of Stratford shows off his $5 million giant check.
Robert Nickle of Stratford shows off his $5 million giant check. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Lottery

A lucky Fairfield County man has been identified as the winner of $5 million during last week's Mega Millions game.

Robert Nickle of Stratford, who said he has been a "bundle of nerves," couldn’t help but smile Thursday as he claimed his giant check after winning the state's Mega Millions $5,000,000 prize.

He was coming home from work when he decided to purchase a Mega Millions ticket from his favorite deli: “I go to Dolly’s Deli all the time on the way home.”

It wasn’t until the next morning that Nickle checked his numbers in his truck. Elated, he ran back into the house to have his daughter double-check his ticket. He said he couldn’t help but go back to his favorite deli to deliver the good news. 

“They were knocking stuff over as they were coming to congratulate me," he said.

The Mega Millions winning numbers drawn on March 13 were ---- 6 – 30 – 58 – 60 – 61 Megaball: 17, Megaplier: 5. Nickle matched 5 numbers and added the Megaplier which multiplied his Quick Pick ticket prize from $1,000,000 to $5,000,000.

Nickle plans to buy a house and enjoy more free time: “After today, no more work—I’m going fishing. Normally I go fishing near the Long Island Sound, but I might travel out some more now—maybe to Maine.”

Dolly’s Deli, located at 6 Boston Ave., in Stratford, will receive a $2,500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

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