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Connecticut postal worker 'set for life'

Connecticut LotteryConnecticut Lottery: Connecticut postal worker 'set for life'

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A Manchester, Connecticut, resident and postal worker is set for life.  Ken Brenton won the Connecticut Lottery's new scratch and win game "Set for Life."

Ken Brenton won the Connecticut Lottery's new scratch and win game "Set for Life."Brenton said after getting his hair cut Tuesday he walked a few doors down the street and bought two scratch tickets at the Forest Package Store. When neither ticket yielded any prizes, he opted to buy one more.

Scratching the ticket, Brenton revealed a number "3" and noticed it matched the "Winning Number" needed to win a prize. It wasn't until Brenton scratched the prize amount and read the words "Set for Life" that he realized he'd just won $100,000 a year for the rest of his life.

"It was the last thing I expected," Brenton said.

Brenton, along with a family member, went to the Connecticut Lottery headquarters in New Britain late Tuesday afternoon to collect his first prize. After taxes, he collected $70,002.

Brenton said the prize will be valuable to his long-term retirement plans.

Similar in style to the Connecticut Lottery's popular game "Win for Life" (win $5,000 a month for life), the top prize of "Set for Life" (win $100,000 a year for life) is determined by the lifespan of its winners. A minimum win of $2 million is guaranteed to top prize winners, but that amount can increase significantly based on a winner's longevity.

There are three more top prizes available in Set for Life. The odds of winning a prize are 1 in 4.31. Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,050,000.

Richard Husbands, the owner of Forest Package Store, located at 1065 Main Street in Manchester, will receive a $20,000 selling bonus check from the CT Lottery.

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Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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Posted: September 28, 2007, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

Wow, I wouldn't mind winning that. Congratulations to the winner.

Gonna win.Big Smile

    JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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    Posted: September 28, 2007, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

    Set for life - I like the sound of that.  WTG on your win!   

      dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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      Posted: September 29, 2007, 9:32 am - IP Logged

      What a sweet jackpot!

      See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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        Posted: September 30, 2007, 8:21 am - IP Logged

        Congratulations on the win.

        Having retired from the Postal Service 3 years ago, I know that $70,000 a year would definitely have me, "Set for life". He looks like he's still a few years away from retirement so he will have a nice nest egg built up by then. Hopefully, he will not retire right away.

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          Posted: October 28, 2007, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

          I can't believe you wrote "Hopefully, he will not retire right away". You must be joking. If not, you aren't the sharpest knife in the drawer.