Coast Guard Academy instructor wins $1 million Powerball prize

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  1. Freda'sMom

    Freda'sMom 5-Year Member

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    Congrats to LT Norberg, Class of 2008.

    http://fox61.com/2016/01/15/new-lon...my-instructor-wins-1-million-powerball-prize/


    NEW LONDON -- Beginner's luck paid off big time for a graduate and instructor at the Coast Guard Academy in New London Wednesday night. First-time lottery player Lt. Andrew Norberg of New London bought a ticket for the record-breaking $1.6 billionPowerball jackpot.

    "The jackpot had just gone over a billion dollars, so I figured I might as well buy a few tickets,” Norberg said. He used the "quick pick" strategy on his ticket.

    “I was sitting at my desk at work Thursday morning and checked the winning numbers online,” Norberg told lottery officials. “Since I never played before, I didn’t even realize that I won a prize since I missed the Powerball number. I asked one of my coworkers what the odds were for getting just five numbers. That’s when the whole office started screaming. There was a whole lot of hooting and hollering.”

    Norberg, 29, is a graduate and instructor at the Coast Guard Academy in New London. Late Thursday afternoon, he arrived at the CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill to claim his $1,000,000 prize.​
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    He's a good guy. Couldn't have gone to a nicer guy!
     
  3. Row2020

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    ....and he's is or is about to be a newlywed! So exciting!
     
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  4. FalconsRock

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    Wow! That's wonderful. Good for him! I hope he chooses his friends carefully and spends wisely.:)
     
  5. Blessedmom

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    So glad it went to a hard-working smart young man serving his country, wishing him the best:)
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Nice thing about it being $1M is it won't change his life. He'll see what $500k-$700k? That's not life changing. It's security and comfort. $500m is a different story.
     

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