Here at CT Boom, we like to cover lottery wins. They’re always exciting, sometimes they’re wacky, and it gives us an excuse to try and live vicariously through the winners.
Except when it doesn’t.
According to Darien Patch, the latest lottery win in Connecticut was a $50,000 Powerball ticket sold for Wednesday’s drawing. And while it hasn’t been that long since the winning numbers were announced, no one has come forward to claim the prize yet.
That’s all well and good if the winner hit the jackpot or won several million. If the prize is that big, you deserve some time to get your ducks in a row before coming forward. But for $50,000, you don’t have to worry about setting up trusts and calling lawyers. Just come claim your prize like a normal person.
After all, if you don’t, it’s basically torturing anyone else who bought a ticket. We all sit around checking, re-checking, and re-re-checking our tickets to see if the numbers were night. Then, after confirming for the 80th time that we did not win, we throw the ticket out. But since no one has come forward to claim the prize, we doubt ourselves and wonder if the ticket we threw out was actually the winning ticket. We dig through garbage pails, call our town’s waste management company, visit landfills. We spend days sifting through literal garbage because this one person didn’t have the decency to crush our dreams from the get go.
Or maybe that’s just me.
Either way, everyone knows $50,000 is the kind of money that can change one life, but likely won’t change more than that. You don’t have to worry about long-lost uncles and cousins coming out of the woodwork. Just come claim your prize and let us all go back to living our regular, non-lottery-winning lives.