Governor Lamont tells trick-or-treaters to check candy wrappers for golden tickets


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Whose got the golden ticket? Trick-or-treaters who visited the Governor’s Mansion — well, maybe.

Governor Ned Lamont and first lady Annie Lamont are telling kiddos who stopped by for candy to check the wrappers for a golden ticket.

The special piece of paper will grant them access to special prizes at businesses and tourist attractions across the state.

“This is our first time celebrating Halloween at the Governor’s Residence, and we figured that since we’d have hundreds of young trick-or-treaters stopping by we would use it as an opportunity to promote some of the great destinations that Connecticut has to offer,” Governor and first lady Lamont said in a joint statement. “Check underneath your candy wrappers to see if you’ve won a prize!”

Prizes include:

  • Eight Hartford Yard Goats tickets.
  • Four passes to the Mark Twain House Tour.
  • Four Tour of State Capitol by Governor.
  • Four Hartford Wolf Pack tickets.
  • 20 Wadsworth Museum passes.
  • Four Connecticut Science Center tickets.
  • Four UConn women’s basketball game tickets.
  • Four UConn men’s basketball game tickets.
  • Four Mystic Aquarium tickets.
  • Four Lake Compounce tickets.
  • Four Hartford Athletic tickets.
  • Four New England Air Museum passes.
  • Four Harriet Beecher Stowe Center passes.

While handing out 1,200 full-sized chocolate candy bars, Lamont got in the “spooky” spirit by dressing up in a fur cloak. He was joined by his wife in a long white wig.

Early in the day, Lamont tweeted, “Halloween is going to be dino-mite #dadjokes,” sharing a video of someone in a blowup dinosaur costume surprising him in his office Thursday afternoon.

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