GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) – A woman from a wealthy Connecticut town was in no rush to claim an $8.8 million lottery jackpot.

Lynn Hagerbrant of Greenwich finally stepped forward Monday with the winning Connecticut Lottery Classic Lotto ticket from Nov. 23, 2007. The winning numbers were 4-7-10-23-28-38.

Lottery officials said Thursday that she waited to claim the jackpot so she could put together a long-term plan for the money.

That plan was not announced, and Hagerbrant did not return a phone message.

Hagerbrant bought the “Quick Pick” ticket at a gas station in Greenwich. She took the lump sum option, which cut the prize down to $3.8 million after taxes.

Winners have one year to claim their prizes. Lottery officials say there was growing speculation that the jackpot would go unclaimed like a dozen others have in the past 25 years.


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