Connecticut Couple Hits for $10,000; “Now I Can Buy Her a Bigger Engagement Ring,” Man Says.


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.


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