Stratford man keeps lotto win a secret until Christmas Day

A Stratford man had an unusual surprise for his family on Christmas Day: a winning lotto ticket.



The Stratford Patch reports that Richard Brown was out for ice cream with his family when he bought the ticket on a whim.



He says his kids were on the other side of the store when he scanned the ticket, and found he had just won $10,000. 



Brown says he managed to keep his winning secret until Christmas morning.



The Browns will put the $10,000 toward an upcoming family vacation.


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