John Tierpack of New Britain Claims CT Lottery “30X Cash” Instant Game Top Prize
1 Gallon of Milk Turns Into a $30,000 Prize Winning Experience
November 01, 2013 --
When does the purchase of one gallon of milk turn into a $30,000 prize winning experience? When you’re John Tierpack of New Britain and you buy it with a CT Lottery “30X Cash
” instant game ticket and win the game’s $30,000 top prize.
“I stopped to pick up some milk. While I was in the store, I bought a 30X Cash ticket,” Tierpack explained to Lottery officials. “The first ticket I bought wasn’t a winner. I gave it one more shot and decided to buy another ticket. When I scratched it and saw that I won $10,000, I got excited. When I scratched some more and saw I won another $10,000, I got tears in my eyes. I handed the ticket to the clerk and asked him to scan it—it was a $30,000 winner.”
Tierpack’s arrival at Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill to claim his $30,000 prize was a joyful one. Plans for his unexpected windfall were part fun, and part practical. “We’re going to take the kids on a little four day vacation, and pay off bills.”
For selling Tierpack his 30X Cash top prize winning ticket, Corbin Food Mart LLC, located at 1144 Corbin Avenue in New Britain, will receive a $300 bonus check from the CT Lottery.