Lottery Winner Pays It Forward with Random Act of Kindness
Leo Denault of New Milford played his winning “30X The Cash 3rd Edition
” ticket in front of a line of customers at a local retailer. After revealing his $30,000 prize, Denault’s generosity prompted him to share his winnings with everyone behind him. However, before Denault paid for his fellow customers, he stated one requirement. “Go out and do something nice for someone else today!”
“We’re all about helping others,” Leo Denault said of his family while talking to Lottery officials.
The happy winner plans on using his newfound money to “pay it forward” but first he’ll treat his family to a vacation.
Denault and his wife play on a regular basis but always play responsibly. “It’s an absolute must. We don’t spend money we don’t have.” Denault told lottery officials that he practices GameSense, a responsible gaming initiative to keep playing fun and enjoyable.
For selling the winning ticket, Brand Cigars located at 266 South Main Street in Newtown will receive a $300 check from the CT Lottery.