October was quite a month for playing lottery games.

There were the $1.6 billion Mega Millions and $687 million Powerball jackpots that fueled lottery mania across the nation and Connecticut.

While no one from Connecticut won those life-changing jackpots, there were a number of $150,000 and $50,000 “consolation prizes.”

The Mega Millions jackpot run that started on July 27, generated nearly $32.9 million in sales for the state, according to CT Lottery

The state of Connecticut kept $14.7 million of that amount for its General Fund.

Last month, a Redding man claimed a $1 million Powerball jackpot from a ticket sold in Wilton.

Charles Dudley claimed the jackpot just 23 days before it was scheduled to expire.

Months after the May 2 drawing, Dudley was cleaning out his wallet and came across the Powerball ticket, stuck between a number of old receipts.

“I checked the winning numbers on the Lottery's website and couldn't believe it. I checked it over and over. The numbers were a match. It didn't feel real, though, until I checked the location of where the ticket was sold. It was where I bought my ticket,” he told Lottery officials.

“I had stopped for ice cream at the [Georgetown] Shell station that day," Dudley told Lottery officials. "While I was there, I got a Powerball Quick Pick, put it in my wallet, and then forgot about it.”

Gerald Isaac, of Monroe, cashed in the second largest prize last month. He won $500,000 on a Play 4 ticket sold at Shell station, food mart and car wash in Trumbull.

A 22-year-old waitress from North Haven won $30,000 on a Mega Millions ticket.

Taylor Papa bought her winning ticket at the Side Street Grille in Hamden where she works as a server. The unexpected windfall comes at the perfect time for Papa. “I'll be able to pay off some of my college loans and save a little bit for something fun.”

Winners of $10,000 or more prizes included:

Jesus Linares, of Norwalk; $30,000 on a 3X The Cash ticket sold at Cibao Deli & Grocery in Norwalk.

Domingo Gonzalez, of Fairfield; $20,000 on a 20X Cash ticket sold at Merrit Country Store in Westport.

Michael Brigante, of Norwalk; $100,000 on a Cash 5 ticket sold at Pressure Discount Tobacco in Norwalk.

Zubair Rashid, of Waterbury; $30,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Citgo in Danbury.

David Pineault, of Danbury; $10,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at All Star Gas in Danbury.

James Carbone, of Bridgeport; $100,000 on a Cash 5 ticket sold at Stop & Shop in Fairfield.

Pamela Donnelly, of Milford; $25,000 on a $250,000 Cashword ticket sold at New Town Market in Milford.

Guiselle Elizondo, of Sherman; $30,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Hit and Run in New Milford.

Ruth Ridgeway, of Danbury; $50,000 on a $5,000,000 Ultimate ticket sold at Bank Street Exxon in Waterbury.

William Elmore, of Bridgeport; $30,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Wheels in Bridgeport.

Christopher Oliva Foronda, of Stratford; $10,000 on a Play 4 ticket sold at Checkers Food Store in Stratford.

Rolando Zotelo, of Norwalk; $35,000 on a Play 4 ticket sold at Pressure Discount Tobacco in Norwalk.

Charles Speriglio, of Stamford; $30,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Cedar Corners Store in Stamford.

Matthew Grey, of Cheshire; $100,000 on a $500,000 Extreme ticket sold at V Mart in Prospect.

Nestor Nkwo, of Bridgeport; $10,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at E&M Park Fuels in Bridgeport.

Michael Burnell Jr., of Middletown; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Cumberland Farms in Portland.

Demica Hicks, of Ansonia; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Cumberland Farms in Ansonia.

Freddy Orlando and Zambrano Castillo, of Bridgeport; $50,000 on a Play 4 ticket sold at Compare Food in Bridgeport.

Patricia Puente Teran, of Bridgeport; $50,000 on a Play 4 ticket sold at Compare Food in Bridgeport.

Douglas Pugh, of West Haven; $25,000 on a Wild Cash ticket sold at Power Gas Food Mart in New Haven.

Patrick Lynch, of Ansonia; $10,000 on a $5,000,000 Ultimate ticket sold at Ansonia Xpressmart in Ansonia.

Louis Marrone, of Bridgeport; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at City Gas Food Mart in Bridgeport.

Robert Kean Jr, of Beacon Falls; $10,000 on a $100,000 Cashword ticket sold at Beacon Falls Xpressmart in Beacon Falls.

Peter Papadopoulos, of East Haven; $10,800 on a Keno ticket sold at Allegras Cafe in Branford.

Edward Mattice Jr. of Wallingford; $25,000 on a $250,000 Cashword ticket sold at Oakdale Citgo in Wallingford.

Marcos Melendez, of Stamford; $25,000 on a $500,000 Extreme Cash ticket sold at Absorb Discount Liquor in Bridgeport.

Cheryl Middagh, of North Haven; $100,000 on a Cash 5 ticket sold at Krauszer's Food Store in North Haven.

David Istvan, of Derby; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Stop & Shop in Ansonia.

Arthur Charles, of Ansonia; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at Daily Mart in Ansonia.

Steven Langan, of West Hartford; $30,000 on a Route 4 Quick Stop in Farmington.

Joseph Van Quoc Tran, of West Hartford; $27,812 on a Play 4 ticket sold at Sams Food Store in West Hartford.

Andrew Aiello, of Greenwich; $50,000 on a Powerball ticket sold at Greenwich BP.

Carol Hogan, of Southbury; $10,000 on a Mega Millions ticket sold at Street Corner News.

Catherine O’Connor, of Torrington; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at North Main Shell in Torrington.

Lisa Currytto, of Stamford; $25,000 on a Money ticket sold at Belltown Superette in Stamford.

Matthew Denyko, of Bridgewater; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at J&R Business Services in Bridgewater.

Joseph Shortell, of Ansonia; $20,000 on a 20X Cash ticket sold at Fuel First in Ansonia.

Samuel Jacobellis, of Danbury; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at C-Town in Danbury.

James McDonald, of Fairfield; $100,010 on a Cash 5 ticket sold at Opal Ventures Vii in Fairfield.

Latrese Pringle, of New Haven; $20,000 on a 2X The Money ticket sold at Hamden Shell.

Shanon Lilley, of Danbury; $20,000 on a 20X Cash ticket sold at Fast Freddie's Danbury in Danbury.

Michael Twigg, of Shelton; $50,000 on a Powerball ticket sold at Global Montello Group in Trumbull.

Erin Doherty, of Woodbury; $30,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Watertown Gas Mart in Watertown.

Rhonda Rand Hill, of Ridgefield; $10,000 on a Mega Millions ticket sold at Stop & Shop in Ridgefield.

Robert Christian Jr., of Westport; $10,000 on a Mega Millions ticket sold at Cumberland Farms in Westport.

Carole Hanson, of Ansonia; $10,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Merrit Country Store in Westport.

Gregg Scully, of Redding; $10,000 on a Mega Millions ticket sold at South Main Grocery & Deli in Norwalk.

Angelo Rafala, of Middletown; $10,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Stop & Go Food Mart in Middletown.

Joseph Jokubaitis, of Watertown; $10,000 on a Mega Millions ticket sold at Grand Central Cafe in Wallingford.

Nedim Mrvoljak, of Middletown; $150,000 on a Powerball ticket sold at Sunoco Plus in Middletown.

Stephen Korik, of Ansonia; $100,000 on a $100,000 Cashword ticket sold at North Haven Shell in North Haven.

Monika Keen, of Norwalk; $10,000 on a 10X Cash ticket sold at News Express in Fairfield.

Krislyn Degnan, of Greenwich; $10,000 on a Mega Millions ticket sold at Alltown in Darien.

David Kolaniak, of Shelton; $10,000 on a $100,000 Cashword ticket sold at Trumbull Food Mart in Trumbull.

Sekou Koivogui, of New Haven; $17,708 on a Play 4 ticket sold at West Rock One Stop Food Mart in New Haven.

Yinghua Zheng, of Brookfield; $10,000 on a 30X Cash ticket sold at Avallone Discount Wine & Spirit in Danbury.

To read the last month’s complete winners list, click here