|Retailer:||Mile Hill Xtra Mart, Vernon|
License Plate Sighting Turns Into Big Lottery Win Out Of VernonA few weeks ago, Jeffrey Ward of Hebron was leaving the Mile Hill Xtra Mart in Vernon when he noticed a vehicle from out of state with the number 2137 on its license plate. It just so happens that 2137 is also one of Jeffrey's favorite numbers to play in the CT Lottery's Play4 draw game. Jeffrey took this coincidence as a "sign" and decided to purchase a few extra Play4 tickets more than usual. As fate would have it, the Play4 Day number 2137 was drawn just two days later on Dec. 30. Each of Jeffrey's tickets - 10 in total - were worth $5,000 for a total prize of $50,000. "I gave two ($5,000) tickets to my daughter and the rest I'm just going to save for now. It feels wonderful."