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Germaine Cole of East Hartford is a “Royal Riches” Instant Game Winner
Home Health Aide Gets the “Royal” Treatment, Wins $25,000
January 30, 2012 -- Germaine Cole of East Hartford was overcome with emotion upon learning she was a $25,000 winner in the instant game “Royal Riches,” that she lost “all control of her senses.”  “I’m used to winning $200, maybe $400, but when I scratched the ticket and saw how much I won, I literally dropped straight to the floor,” Cole said chuckling. 

When Cole arrived with her husband, Kenneth, at Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill to claim her prize check for $17,076 (value after taxes); she was still giddy with excitement.  “My husband is the one who bought me the ticket,” said Cole, who has been employed as a home health aide for the last 32 years.  “This is a great retirement present!  I’m retiring this May; this money is going right into the bank!” Cole said.

For selling Cole her $25,000 prize winning ticket, Krauszer's, located at 468 Main Street in East Hartford, will receive a $250 bonus check from the CT Lottery.

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