$3,000,000 Lottery Winner Looks to Cross Off Bucket List with Best Friend
Dean Builter of Fairfield was composed as he claimed a huge $3,000,000 prize on the “$3,000,000 Royale
” instant ticket. “You gotta stay calm,” Builter said with a laugh. The newly crowned millionaire decided to take the lump sum option.
Builter told his best friend about his big win first. “He asked me ‘$3,000?’ I said, ‘Look again pal!’” Builter and his friend have been best buds since they were 12 years old and plan on crossing items off their bucket list. One item on their list is a destination trip! “We’ll golf in Hawaii with the golf buddies.”
After receiving his check, Builter told Lottery officials, “That’s it, I’m set – I’ll stay [at work] till December.” Happy to retire, Builter summed up his feelings on the big win. “It takes the pressure off. Just content—gives me a feeling of calm.”
For selling the winning ticket, Stop & Shop #653 located on 1790 Post Road in Westport will receive a $30,000 check from the CT Lottery.