Widow cashes dead husband’s winning lottery ticket


Still plowing bookmarked stuff I saved from during the bellringing.

I have to admit that I’m torn on this one.  Charlotte and Donald Peters had bought lottery tickets for over 20 years.  It was a tradition between the two of them.  Husband dies of a heart attack shortly after their weekly purchase.  Wife puts away the ticket in the confusion only to discover a couple of months later that the ticket is worth $10 million.

Think about that.  Would you cash and get rid of the object of what was probably the last thing you and your spouse did together?  I’m sure the money will take care of her for the rest of her life.  We all know Social Security won’t do much any more to cover experiences once you retire.

But it was the last thing the two of you did together.  I don’t know if I could have done that.

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