24 year-old pizza shop owner served up winning lotto ticket

24 year-old pizza shop owner, Samuel Silva, wins $50,000 on scratch-off lottery ticket.
24 year-old pizza shop owner, Samuel Silva, wins $50,000 on scratch-off lottery ticket.

GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — A twenty-four-year-old Greenwich pizza shop owner was delivered a lucky surprise by winning $50,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket.

Samuel Silva of Fairfield says he plays the lottery “Once in a blue moon”, but after his employees mentioned playing the Lottery, Silva decided to try his luck on a “5X The Money 8th Edition” ticket.

Silva headed across the street to play not knowing his ticket would show a $50,000 top prize!  Using a penny to scratch the ticket, the pizza shop owner plans to save the “lucky penny”.

When asked what he plans to do with his winnings, Silva responded with a smile, “Save up.  Back to work—probably go celebrate in New York City with friends.”

For selling the winning ticket, Greenwich Cigar Store located on 91 Railroad Avenue in Greenwich will receive a $500 check from the CTLottery.

The overall chances of winning a 5X The Money prize are 1 in 3.63.  Of the game’s 8 top prizes each worth $50,000, 1 remains to be claimed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s