$20 found in San Francisco leads to $1 million lottery win
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport.
The California Lottery said Sunday that Hubert Tang had not bought a lottery ticket in 10 years. When he found a $20 bill on the street outside San Francisco International Airport last week, he used it to buy two scratch-off tickets at a market in Millbrae. One of them led to the $1 million top prize.
He told the California Lottery that he was in shock when he won.
"I scratched the ticket outside of the store. I told my friend who I was with that I didn't know if it was real but, 'I think I just won a million dollars,'" Tang said in a statement.
Tang, who works as a bartender, plans to save the money for now. Lottery officials said the store will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket last Wednesday.
Tang says he may begin leaving $20 bills on the street in random places to spread his good fortune.
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Posted on Tue, September 1, 2015
by Associated Press