Today we duck in briefly to share something we could not offer yesterday: A picture of a Connecticut Lottery winner.
This is my maternal grandfather — not the guy who kept the calendars, in other words, but my other grandpa.
I think he was a more frequent player of the numbers than my other grandfather was. And on either Dec. 30 or 31, 1982, he lit up the Connecticut Lottery to the tune of $32,000.
(At least, that’s the amount on the check he’s holding a couple of days later. That’s probably after taxes. Not sure what his “announced total” would have been.)
I imagine the lottery got more out of him over the long run than he got out of them. Still, I present his picture just to acknowledge that, every once in a blue moon, people do get lucky.