While making a stop at a local package store, Bobby Stanley of Ansonia, Connecticut, asked to buy a couple of new $2 â€œPLATINUMâ€ instant game tickets.
By mistake, Stanley was handed two $3 â€œPEARLSâ€ tickets, which he ultimately decided to keep.
Stanley tucked the tickets in his back pocket and didnâ€™t look at them again until he later arrived at work.Â â€œWhen I played the ticket, I didnâ€™t notice at first that I had a number match,â€ Stanley told Lottery officials.Â I kept looking at the ticket until finally it registeredâ€”I had a matchâ€”and the prize was $30,000.â€
Smiling from ear to ear, Stanley happily accepted his prize check $20,490 (after taxes).
â€œIâ€™m still shocked.Â I still canâ€™t believe it,â€ Stanley said.
Stanley plans to give the entire $30,000 top prize to the apple of his eyeâ€”his beautiful daughter.
â€œMy daughter is my life.Â All of this will go to her college education fund.â€
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