Retired Engineer Wins With Kids’ Birthdays
You could WIN MILLIONS playing FreeLotto. And its Grand Prize odds are better than Powerball!
Ben Troidle, a retired engineer from Fairfield, Connecticut, loves to play the lottery. He plays the same set of numbers each time and never misses a draw. His lucky numbers are a combination of his three children’s birthdays. Troidle discovered his $1.1 million win when he checked the numbers on the lottery website using his cell phone. Troidle shared the good news with his wife Mary Ann and then they double checked the numbers on their home computer. Since Troidle plays every draw, he had purchased a CT Lottery Advance Action ticket for 25 draws and then got a bonus 26th drawing free. As luck would have it, he actually won the jackpot on the 26th drawing with the free ticket.
Troidle has decided to take a lump sum payment of $732,000 instead of receiving the prize as an annuity. He will end up with approximately $502,000 after taxes. He plans to share the jackpot with his children because it was their birth dates that won it for him.