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Easton Man Accidentally Buys $30K-Winning Lottery Ticket

Bob Sabo of Easton shows off his $30,000 check from the Connecticut Lottery.
Bob Sabo of Easton shows off his $30,000 check from the Connecticut Lottery. Photo Credit: Connecticut Lottery

EASTON, Conn. — When Bob Sabo of Easton went to buy a lottery ticket recently at Stop & Shop in Fairfield, he did something he had never done before.

Rather than wait in the line at customer service, Sabo decided to buy his lottery tickets from a nearby instant ticket vending machine for the first time. It was a spur of the moment choice that paid off handsomely for Sabo, with a $30,000 top prize winning ticket.

“I bought the [winning] ticket by accident. I meant to buy two $20 tickets, but I didn’t have my glasses on,” Sabo told lottery officials with a laugh. “Instead, I bought a ‘30X Cash’ ticket for $30 by mistake, which left me with $10 to buy another ticket. When I got home and scratched the 30X ticket, I couldn’t believe it—we won $30,000. Winning the way we did was a very freaky thing!”

Super Stop & Shop at 760 Villa Ave. in Fairfield will receive a $300 check from the CT Lottery for selling Sabo his $30,000 top prize winning ticket.

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