Air Conditioning Mechanic Wins a Cool $2 Million in Connecticut Lottery


Courtesy of Connecticut Lottery

While relaxing on the front porch of his house on Wednesday, Ted Cormier, Jr., a heating and cooling mechanic from Burlington, Connecticut played a single Max-A-Millions scratch ticket from the Connecticut Lottery and instantly won $2,000,000.

“When I first saw the $2,000,000 I thought to myself, “this can’t be right,'” said Ted with a laugh.

After checking his ticket several more times, however, Ted was finally certain that his “Max-A-Millions” ticket was indeed a winning one. I told my wife, Jen, to come out to the porch; I had something life-changing to tell her.

When she got there, Ted blurted out, I won two-million dollars! and showed her the ticket. A flurry of phone calls ensued while the Cormier’s shared the good news with family and friends. I’m still in shock. It still hasn’t hit me yet, Ted shared with lottery officials.

Not too surprisingly, Ted and Jennifer didn’t sleep a wink that night due to all the excitement. We kept going back downstairs to the refrigerator where the ticket was hanging to look it, explained Ted with a laugh.

When I talked with Ted, about two weeks ago, he told me they were seeking professional financial advice to help decide what to do with the money. One thing he did say: Now the kids are set for college.”

By the Numbers:

Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot is $96 million.
Wednesday’s Powerball game has a $15 million jackpot.
And Friday night’s Euro Millions game has a top prize of 26 million Euros.

Good luck everyone.

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