|Game:||20X THE CASH 6TH ED.|
|Retailer:||Country Farms, Hebron|
Hebron Retiree Multiplies His Prize “20 Times” for $20,000 WinAs a retired bank executive, Michael Sweeney of Hebron has seen more than his fair share of sizable money transactions over the years. He never had the opportunity, however, to be on the receiving end of a prize check for $20,000. That is, until he bought a “20X the Cash 6th Edition” instant game ticket from a CT Lottery retailer and won one of the game’s top prizes.
“I was making small talk and joking around with the clerk when he said, ‘Why don’t you try a 20X the Cash ticket,’ so I did,” Sweeney said. Playing the ticket, Sweeney revealed a “20X” game symbol, which multiplied his corresponding $1,000 prize 20 times.
“I thought I won $20, but when he scanned the ticket he said, ‘No, Michael, you won $20,000!’ I couldn’t believe I won $20,000, just for buying a ticket,” Sweeney said.
Sweeney, a doting grandfather of four children and a happily married husband for 53 years, said he knew right away what he would do with his prize. “I’m going to give some money to each of the kids and then give the rest to my wife.”
For selling Sweeney his top prize winning ticket, Country Farms, located at 277 Church Street in Hebron, will receive a $200 bonus check from the CT Lottery.