Connecticut widow wins $10M on ticket bought by late husband - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Connecticut widow wins $10M on ticket bought by late husband

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) - One of Donald Peters' final acts is bringing a multimillion-dollar legacy to his wife of 59 years and their family.

The Connecticut man died suddenly of heart attck on Nov. 1. A few hours earlier, he'd purchased two Connecticut Lottery tickets. It was part of a 20-year tradition he shared with his wife, Charlotte.

On Friday, 78-year-old Charlotte Peters cashed in one of the tickets. It was a $10 million winner which, in her grief, she had put aside and almost thrown out. Recently, she checked the numbers.

Peters says she does not yet know what she'll do with the money. She plans to consult an accountant and lawyer.                  

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