Sweethearts John Rick Leinhardt and Joan Brown of Cos Cob, Connecticut are practically inseparable.<
Dating for two years, the couple enjoys many activities together, including playing CT Lottery instant games.
Monday, Joan stopped to purchase a sandwich and some instant tickets in Cos Cob.
Later, sitting at the kitchen table, the duo commenced playing their tickets and checking their progress.
After scratching a “Red Hot Doubler” ticket, Rick gave it to Joan to determine the prize amount.
There was a $1,000 prize in all ten prize areasI was speechless, Joan said. We won $10,000 on a $5 scratch off. It was unbelievable.
Rick, who works in the family business, accepted his prize check for $6,831 (value after taxes) with Joan by his side. I was going to buy Joan an engagement ring this Christmas, but thanks to this, I’ll be able to buy it for her nowmaybe an even bigger one, said Rick.