Bartender discovers $20, purchases winning $1 million lotto ticket

Monday, Aug. 31, 2015|11:24 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO– A San Francisco Bay Area male won $1 million in the California Lotto after purchasing a winning ticket with cash he discovered at the airport.

The California Lotto stated Sunday that Hubert Tang had not bought a lottery ticket in 10 years.

When he discovered a $20 bill on the street outside San Francisco International Airport last week, he utilized it to purchase two scratch-off tickets at a market in Millbrae.

One of them resulted in the $1 million top reward.

He told the California Lotto that he remained in shock when he won.

“I scratched the ticket beyond the store. I told my pal who I was with that I didn’t know if it was real but, ‘I believe I simply won a million dollars,'” Tang stated in a statement. He had not been right away available for remark Monday.

Tang, who works as a bartender, prepares to save the money for now. Lottery officials said the shop will certainly receive a $5,000 bonus offer for selling the winning ticket last Wednesday.

He also has a 2nd possibility to win up to $25,000 for the other ticket he purchased that was not a winner.

Tang says he may begin leaving $20 costs on the street in random locations to spread his good luck.

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