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Norwalk Woman Who Volunteers At Hospital Wins $25K In Lottery

Marie Moretti of Norwalk won $25,000 in the $50,000 Riches game with the Connecticut Lottery.
Marie Moretti of Norwalk won $25,000 in the $50,000 Riches game with the Connecticut Lottery. Photo Credit: CT Lottery

NORWALK, Conn. -- Marie Moretti of Norwalk never picks the scratch game she is going to play; she lets the retailer choose the ticket, and this time it was a big winner.

“[The retailer] normally hands me the newest game.” Luckily, this time around, the retailer chose right on $50,000 Riches. Moretti played the ticket at home and saw that she was a $25,000 winner.

Though she was excited about her winnings, Moretti could only think of her son and baby granddaughter, describing them as the “pride and joy” of her life. Accompanied by her son, Moretti told Lottery officials, “I’ll give him and the baby some.”

When asked if she would treat herself to any of the winnings, the lucky grandmother said, “Maybe one day I’ll go somewhere [for vacation] — maybe Arizona, back to Tombstone.” Looking at her son with a smile, Moretti said, “I’ll take you kids.”

Moretti’s selflessness continued to show as she told Lottery officials that she works as a volunteer at the Norwalk Hospital gift shop.

“Tomorrow I’ll do my duty — come home and relax,” said Moretti .

For selling the winning ticket, Rite Aid #10388 at 120 New Canaan Avenue in Norwalk will receive a $250 check from the Connecticut Lottery.

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