|Retailer:||Willington Mobil, Willington|
Lucky Woman Buys Husband New Truck with $25,000 Lottery WinKimberly Ireland and her husband have been buying scratch tickets for years. “Little thing that we do—It’s fun,” Ireland said. However, they have never won a large prize until they claimed $25,000 on “Cashword 24”!
Ireland enjoys playing Cashword the most because it’s, “… actually more involved, you’re looking for words,” Ireland commented.
When Ireland realized she had won, she immediately called her husband at work. “He didn’t believe me at first. He answered, ‘Honey, this is not a good time.’ I said, ‘Make time—five minutes’”. Trying to get her point across, Ireland sent a picture of the winning ticket. Ireland’s husband called right back and couldn’t believe she had won.
The winnings will go towards a new work truck for Ireland’s husband. An emotional Ireland told Lottery officials that she wants to pay him back for all the years of support through tough times. “I’m happy, it’ll go to him, he’s done a lot—he’s incredible.” Ireland and her husband have been together for 23 years and are celebrating their anniversary this month.
For selling the winning ticket, Willington Mobil located on 470 River Road in Willington will receive a $250 check from the CT Lottery.