Connecticut man wins $100,000 thanks to digits from old TV show

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 03:19 PM August 02, 2018

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Francisco Rios of Hartford, Connecticut, hit the lottery jackpot, thanks to digits he got from an old TV show.

Rios won a total of $100,000 (almost P5.3 million) when he hit the Connecticut Lottery Cash 5.

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But how did he score the lucky numbers? According to Rios on Tuesday, July 31, he got the  digits from the 1958 Western TV series “Bronco.”

“(The episode) was about a guy who was buried in a glacier for 22 years, 2 months, 18 days, 12 hours and 28 minutes,” Rios explained about his lucky digits. “I said, ’22, 2, 18, 12 and 28. That’s five numbers—those are good numbers for Cash5!’”

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Rios revealed that he tried betting on the lottery for a year and a half. It was on Friday, July 27, that his resiliency paid off. He said of the moment he won: “I jumped out of the chair! I never thought I could hit five numbers!”

And as he and his family collected the winnings, he shared what he plans to do with it. “I need a better car, one that’s good in the snow. I’ll share a little bit with family,” he said. He added that he also intends to use the prize to pay off the bills and save some as emergency funds.  /ra

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