Date
23 October 2017
Hubert Tang had not played the lottery in about a decade before using the found money to buy two tickets. Photo: Internet
Hubert Tang had not played the lottery in about a decade before using the found money to buy two tickets. Photo: Internet

Man finds US$20 bill, buys lottery tickets, wins US$1 mln

How lucky can one get.

A man found a US$20 bill on a street outside the San Francisco International Airport, used it to play the California lottery and won US$1 million.

Hubert Tang used the lucky bill to buy two scratcher tickets at a store near the airport last week and won the top prize with one of them, Reuters quoted lottery spokesman Greg Parashak saying.

“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, according to Parashak.

Tang, a bartender at the airport, had not played the lottery in about a decade before using the found money to buy two tickets, Parashak said.

Tang said he did not yet have plans for the money, but joked that he might use it to place US$20 bills in random places for other lucky players to find, according to the lottery.

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