While making a stop at a local package store, Bobby Stanley of Ansonia, Connecticut, asked to buy a couple of new $2 “PLATINUM” instant game tickets.
By mistake, Stanley was handed two $3 “PEARLS” tickets, which he ultimately decided to keep.
Stanley tucked the tickets in his back pocket and didn’t look at them again until he later arrived at work. “When I played the ticket, I didn’t notice at first that I had a number match,” Stanley told Lottery officials. I kept looking at the ticket until finally it registered—I had a match—and the prize was $30,000.”
Smiling from ear to ear, Stanley happily accepted his prize check $20,490 (after taxes).
“I’m still shocked. I still can’t believe it,” Stanley said.
Stanley plans to give the entire $30,000 top prize to the apple of his eye—his beautiful daughter.
“My daughter is my life. All of this will go to her college education fund.”
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