At the intersection of Fate and Lotto, Thuan Le made a very fortunate error.
The California single mother of four is thanking her lucky stars after mistakenly slipping an extra dollar into the self-service Lotto machine at her local CVS store in Mission Viejo.
That superfluous dollar wound up getting Le the SuperLotto Plus ticket holding the five winning numbers –– 5, 33, 25, 46, 32 — plus the Mega number, 26, selected randomly in the April 24 drawing.
In all, Le won a $14 million jackpot.
“Thuan Le is a hardworking single mother of four sons,” according to a release from the California Lottery.
“She is also very excitable. In fact, when she ran herSuperLotto Plusticket through the terminal and realized she had won a $14 million jackpot, she ran screaming out of the store!”
Le reportedly plans to buy a house, travel, and visit her parents in Vietnam with the proceeds.
According to the lottery website, Le and a friend would normally go together and buy their lottery tickets at the same time. But on that fateful April day, Le went by herself to purchase her usual $4 worth of POWERBALL®and $1 inSuperLotto Plus.
“She accidentally put $6 in the self-service terminal and bought her tickets,” the lottery reported.”When she realized she still had $1 in credit, she thought, ‘I might as well get anotherSuperLotto Plusticket.’ That sixthticket was the winner.”
It had been approximately a month – and eight unsuccessful drawings — since anyone picked all six numbers to win the SuperLotto Plus jackpot when Le won the grand prize, according to a local Patch.com website.
The odds of winning are about 1 in 42 million, according to the California lottery.
Via: Fox News