Christopher Gerasimopoulos is a person who knows how it is to live with all kinds of debts. He’s had car loans, student loans and other debts to pay.But after buying a scratch off lottery ticket on impulse, and the kind of ticket he does not even normally buy, he’s now debt free.
The lucky winner is from the Southport section of Fairfield. He says he found himself near the Derby Mart on 49 Elizabeth Street in Derby, on a day off. That is when he had the urge to buy a $3,000,000 Royale instant ticket for $30. When he scratched it off, he found enough money to cover all his outstanding loans and then some. He won a $300,000 prize! He immediately had the clerk check the ticket, just to make sure.
He nervously held on to the winning ticket until he can travel to the CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill. Finally debt-free, Gerasimopoulos says he wants to go on a vacation, help his family, and further his career in health care.
The Derby store earned a $3,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.