James Owen just got rich — $4.8 million richer, to be exact.
The Southbury resident hit the jackpot on a Connecticut lottery ticket.
“I finally got around to scanning my ticket in a Ticket Checker on Sunday. The message said, ‘Congratulations Jackpot!’” Owen told Lottery officials. “I knew I won big, but I didn’t know how much. When I got home, I told my fiancée, Joy, ‘I WON LOTTO!’ She didn’t believe me, of course. So we went to the CT Lottery website (ctlottery.org) and saw we won $4,800,000. We laughed, we cried—we were shocked! We just kept checking the numbers, over and over.”