Vernon Tow Truck Driver Hauls Off With a “Pirate’s Treasure”Shortly after receiving a $10 tip from a customer for a late night car tow, Christopher Brown of Vernon got off from work and stopped to get dinner. “I went to pick up some Chinese take-out,” Brown explained to Lottery officials. “While I was waiting for my food, I took the change from the $10 and went next door to Krauszer’s. I noticed the ‘Pirate’s Treasure’ ticket and bought one—it turned out to be a $30,000 winner.”
A winning number match on Brown’s Pirate’s Treasure ticket ultimately revealed one of the game’s $30,000 top prizes. “I scratched the ticket and a $3 prize and thought I won my money back. Then I saw all the zeros after it. I had to sit down—I felt like I was dreaming,” Brown said with a laugh.
Brown was thrilled with the prize check he received at CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill for $20,491 (value after taxes). “I recently moved from Massachusetts to Connecticut. I sold my car to help pay for the move. This prize will help me to buy a new car,” Brown said.
For selling Brown his $30,000 top prize winning ticket, Krauszer’s, located at 73 East Street in Vernon, will receive a $300 bonus check from the CT Lottery.