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Danbury Roofer's $50K Lottery Prize To Make Harley Dreams Come True

Robert Durgy of Danbury collects the top prize in the ‘$50,000 Cash’ instant ticket game. He plans to fulfill a lifelong dream of buying a Harley motorcycle with his winnings.
Robert Durgy of Danbury collects the top prize in the ‘$50,000 Cash’ instant ticket game. He plans to fulfill a lifelong dream of buying a Harley motorcycle with his winnings. Photo Credit: CT Lottery

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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