Lotto Mistake Results in $14 Million Win for Single Mom

by Nate Wooley | May 7, 2013 10:53 am

Lotto Mistake Results in $14 Million Win for Single Mom

cash hundreds flickr 630 300x228 Lotto Mistake Results in $14 Million Win for Single Mom[1]A woman won $14 million after accidentally buying an extra lottery ticket.

Thuan Le — a single mother who lives in California — accidentally entered an extra dollar in an automated lottery machine, Opposing Views reports[2].

Le usually buys $5 worth of lottery tickets at the Mission Viejo, Calif. drugstore machine. However, on this occasion she put in $6 and decided to use the extra dollar on one more SuperLotto Plus ticket. That’s the one that won her millions.

“Thuan Le is a hardworking single mother of four sons. She is also very excitable. In fact, when she ran her SuperLotto Plus ticket through the terminal and realized she had won a $14 million jackpot, she ran screaming out of the store,” said the California Lottery in a statement.

For her part, Le plans to buy a house and visit her parents in Vietnam.

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/cash_hundreds_flickr_630.jpg
  2. Opposing Views reports: http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/single-mother-accidentally-buys-14m-winning-lotto-ticket
  3. A Shocking Number of Lottery Winners on Welfare: http://investorplace.com/investorpolitics/the-unbelievable-number-of-lottery-winners-on-welfare-in-michigan-is/
  4. $40,000 Lotto Win Turns Out to Be $40 Million!: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/40000-lotto-win-turns-out-to-be-40-million/
  5. Homeless Man Wins $50,000 on Scratch-Off Ticket: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/homeless-man-wins-50000-on-scratch-off-ticket/

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