EASTON, Conn. — Connecticut welcomed Chandler Wiegard of Easton to the state with a $250,000 win in the Cashword 3 lottery.
Wiegard, 25, recently, Wiegard moved to Connecticut with his fiancé. He bought the winning ticket at OHM Grocery Mart Inc. located on 404 Boston Road in Orange.
“I scanned the ticket and said, ‘What the…’ I thought it was wrong!” Wiegard said.
The lucky winner was elated and tried to count the zeros on the Ticket Checker. “I told my dad and he kind of freaked out a little,” Wiegard said.
He said he was waiting to inform his fiancé about the winning ticket. “She doesn’t know yet, it’ll be a surprise,'' he said.
“I never thought I’d win a top prize,'' Wiegard added. "(The prize) will help with the house, bills and I’ll save it for kids later."