Congratulations to Jon and Deborah Hansen of Walden, who accepted the ceremonial check from the Lottery's Yolanda Vega at Stewart's in Walden (where Jon had purchased the winning ticket when he went to the store to buy milk). I stopped in on my way home to join the celebration and offer my congratulations to them in person.
Along with the many well-wishers in attendance was Walden Police Chief, Jeff Holmes, a regular listener to the Show. It's always a pleasure to see him. Besides extending his congratulations to the Hansen's, I believe he was there to guard the ceremonial check.
One of the best things about the event was how genuinely happy for Jon and Deborah everyone was. I wonder if Stewart's will be selling more Lottery tickets now. If you'll excuse me, I think I'll just run down for a quart of milk . . . and maybe a Lottery ticket . . . hey, you never know!
photos Joe Daily's Scrapbook