Man Wins $10 Million, Dies. Wife Cashes In.



From Ananova:

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!'”

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  1. John's Gravatar Comment by John on January 20th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Gary Larson said it best in The Far Side, “Lucky stiff”

    Seriously, though, I hope they get a financial adviser and put off decisions (other than cashing in and putting the $ in a holding account) until they’re done grieving.

  2. adam smith's Gravatar Comment by adam smith on February 3rd, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I hope she does something nice in his memory.

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