Bill O’Connor Wins $50,000 Top Prize Playing “$50,000 Royale”
Northfield Man Gets the “Royale” Treatment, Wins $50,000 Prize
October 31, 2012 --
Thursday afternoon, Bill O’Connor of Northfield stopped at Sunoco Food Mart located at 207 Birge Park Road in Harwinton to put $30 worth of gas in his car and to buy a CT Lottery “$50,000 Royale”
While the pump automatically filled the tank, O’Connor casually scratched his ticket and was immediately rewarded with a number match worth an incredible $50,000. “It was pretty awesome,” O’Connor told Lottery officials. “I brought the ticket back inside the station and had the clerk scan it. I couldn’t believe it!”
O’Connor arrived at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill on Friday and accepted a prize check for $34,151 (value after taxes). “This prize really comes at a good time,” said O’Connor. “It will help pay off some bills and give us a chance to get ahead a little.”
For selling O’Connor his $50,000 prize winning ticket, Sunoco Food Mart will receive a $500 bonus from the CT Lottery.