A US woman who checked her late husband’s lottery tickets after his death discovered he had won a $10 million jackpot. Donald Peters, 79, bought two tickets hours before his death from a heart attack at a grocery shop in Danbury, Connecticut.
But after the retired hat factory worker’s death his wife, Charlotte, checked through his things and took the slips to the shop to check. “I’m numb,” the 78-year-old said as she handed in the winning ticket, worth the equivalent of £6.9m, at the Connecticut Lottery headquarters.
The Peters children think their father would have appreciated the irony. “He’d be very mad, he just passed away and she won a lot of money,” said Brian Peters, one of the couple’s three children. “He’d say: ‘Figures!’”