Did you catch this on the News, some guy bought a lottery ticket on the same day he died?

Question by doug g: Did you catch this on the News, some guy bought a lottery ticket on the same day he died?
It won 10 million dollars, one rich widow.
I am glad he didn’t know what he was leaving.

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Answer by paco v
Lucky stiff…

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15 Responses to “Did you catch this on the News, some guy bought a lottery ticket on the same day he died?”

  1. Craig says:

    a man won the lotteryyy,,, and died the next day,, isint it Ironic! grate song

  2. Delilah L says:

    OMG I didn’t hear about that!

  3. Const. King says:

    Yes, it was in Connecticut. The Lotto. Her husband just bought the ticket and then dropped with a heart attack.

  4. roseyroses14 says:

    I heard about that and didn’t know what to say, congrats to her

  5. ztysonx says:

    i dident see it on the news, but wow that really sucks

  6. remoserjr107 says:

    A Great Ending….!!

  7. One Love says:

    I read that, it’s pretty crazy. But his widow lucked out.

  8. sticky buns says:

    isnt that weird!

  9. Chinchilla19 says:

    I heard that to, it wasn’t the same exact day he died, it was before he died. Here is the full story.

    Conn. man’s last lotto ticket wins $ 10M for widow
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    2 hrs 50 mins ago
    DANBURY, Conn. – On the day that Donald Peters died, he unknowingly provided financial security for his wife of 59 years and their family.
    Peters bought two Connecticut Lottery tickets at a local 7-Eleven store on Nov. 1 as part of a 20-year tradition he shared with his wife Charlotte. Later that day, the 79-year-old retired hat factory worker suffered a fatal heart attack while working in his yard in Danbury.
    On Friday, his widow cashed in one of the tickets: a $ 10 million winner which, in her grief over her husband’s death, she had put aside and almost discarded before recently checking the numbers.
    “I’m numb,” Charlotte Peters, 78, said at Connecticut Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill.
    Donald Peters usually bought the tickets for 10 weeks at a stretch, so the winning ticket he bought Nov. 1 for the Dec. 2 drawing was among several that Charlotte Peters put aside as she, their three children and two grandchildren coped with his sudden death.
    “I was in the grocery store and I had it checked and they told me I was a winner,” she said. “I had no idea how much it was.”
    She said she thought she had won $ 6 million but was surprised to learn from lottery officials she’d won $ 10 million.
    Charlotte Peters has 60 days to decide whether to take a $ 6 million pre-tax lump sum payment or stretch the winnings into 21 yearly payments of almost $ 477,300 each.
    She does not yet know what she will do with the money.
    “I’ve always wanted a Corvette, but I don’t think I’ll buy one. I’ll stick to a small car. I might go to Mohegan Sun,” she said, referring to the casino in Connecticut. “I’m going to go home and sit and think.”
    The Peters children think their father would have appreciated the irony.
    “He’d be very mad, he just passed away and she won a lot of money,” said Brian Peters, one of the couple’s three children. “He’d say, ‘Figures!'”

  10. english-babe-alesha says:

    awrr bless him, thats unlucky 🙁 x

  11. yoshihott23 says:

    I bet he knew was gonna die and made his wife happier with the10 million

  12. *SAM* says:

    oh my,that sux

  13. Wascaly Wabbit says:

    Maybe she killed him…..

    lol

  14. Lighthouse 002 says:

    Heard that too.told Mrs Lighthouse that would be my luck ☺

  15. hip lady says:

    at least he left his family with the means to take care of themselves. i did see that.

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