Hubby's Last Lottery Buy Wins Widow $10M
Conn. woman hits jackpot after finding lost lottery ticket
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2009 1:32 PM CST
Charlotte Peters was very surprised to find out that the lottery ticket her late husband bought for her was worth more than $10 million.   (Shutter Stock)
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(Newser) – A Connecticut man who died the same day he bought two lottery tickets has left his widow with a jackpot, the Danbury News Times says. Charlotte Peters, who found the tickets a month after the drawing, almost threw them away, but figured she might win a few bucks. The winning ticket was worth more than $10 million. “I’m numb,” Peters told Newsday.

“I’ve always wanted a Corvette, but I don't think I'll buy one,” added the 78-year-old mother of three and grandmother of two. “I'm going to go home and sit and think.” Peters can choose between a $6 million pre-tax lump sum or 21 annual payments of $477,300. Her son said his father would appreciate the irony: “He’d say, ‘Figures!’”