DANBURY, CONN. -- Stopping for gas and a cup of coffee while on his way to work, Robert Durgy of Danbury made a spur of the moment decision at the counter to buy a CT Lottery instant game ticket.
“I saw the ‘$50,000 Cash’ ticket sitting in the dispenser and something told me to buy it. I stuck it in my car visor and just forgot about it,” Durgy said.
Later on, while eating lunch, the 52-year-old roofer remembered that he still had that instant ticket to play.
Durgy said he scratched the ticket and saw that he had a match; a pair of 34s.
“I thought I won $50, which was great, I was ahead of the game … until I looked again and saw it was $50,000," Durgy said. "That moment was totally surreal!”
Just before receiving his prize check at Lottery headquarters, Durgy shared a lifelong dream with Lottery officials -- one that would soon be made real, all thanks to a lucky purchase of a winning lottery ticket.
“I’m going from here, straight to buy the Harley of my dreams -- a Street Glide. I wanted one my whole life!” he said.
Durgy purchased his winning ticket at the J&R Shelter Rock Road gas station on Old Shelter Rock Road in Danbury.
For selling the ticket, the gas station will receive a $500 check from the CT Lottery.
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