Posted by The Lam | Jan 3, 2009


Okay, so there' s nothing geeky about this post at all, but I just read this article and thought to share it with you. After I read it, I thought, "man, life can be pretty shitty sometimes, but life can also be pretty good". Case in point:

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."


Check out the full story here.

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2 comments so far.

  1. Joseph Martin Durnal January 4, 2009 at 4:01 PM
    I buy long play lottery tickets. One number on the Mega Millions for 15 pays, 7.5 weeks, and the same number on the powerball for 24 plays, 12 weeks. I don't expect to die before I win :)

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  2. bex January 5, 2009 at 3:50 PM
    Whoah. What the heck. All of a sudden I see that I've missed out on like 5 blogs!!!
    Time to catch up.

    That's a crazy story. Reminds me of the Alanis' song.

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