Party hosted in support of WWII vet robbed of lotto ticket in Waltham

May 5, 2017

If you remember a few weeks back, the Hill-Man Morning show covered a story about Larry Steinfeld, a 100-year-old World War 2 veteran whose apartment was broken into and his $100 winning lottery ticket ended up being stolen.

Bewildered by this act of theft, especially against a member of the greatest generation, Greg Hill of the Hill-Man Morning Show, along with many WAAF listeners decided to hold a special dinner in his honor at the Flank Steakhouse in Waltham. Also in attendance at the dinner were members of the U.S.S. color guard, as well as members of the Waltham police.

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Tom Bryant of the Waltham PD managed to locate the thief who stole Steinfeld's lottery ticket, and collected donations to repay him. "I was heartbroken to have to tell him I didn't get your money back," Bryant told WHDH. So Bryant gave Steinfeld an envelope full of money as well as many lottery tickets.

When asked how he is able to live to 100-years-old, Steinfeld gave that credit to his late wife whom he was married to for 65 years, saying she always took good care of him.

(source: WHDH)