While making a stop at a local package store, Bobby Stanley of Ansonia, Connecticut, asked to buy a couple of new $2 PLATINUM instant game tickets.
By mistake, Stanley was handed two $3 PEARLS tickets, which he ultimately decided to keep.
Stanley tucked the tickets in his back pocket and didn’t look at them again until he later arrived at work. When I played the ticket, I didn’t notice at first that I had a number match, Stanley told Lottery officials. I kept looking at the ticket until finally it registered”I had a match”and the prize was $30,000.
Smiling from ear to ear, Stanley happily accepted his prize check $20,490 (after taxes).
I’m still shocked. I still can’t believe it, Stanley said.
Stanley plans to give the entire $30,000 top prize to the apple of his eye”his beautiful daughter.
My daughter is my life. All of this will go to her college education fund.